Testing for COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, is now widely available at public, academic, private, and commercial laboratories and clinics such as Ritecare Medical Center in Hialeah. But health experts say that not everyone actually needs to be tested.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most testing facilities should prioritize people who are symptomatic. This means patients who have clear signs of a COVID-19 infection like fever, cough, and difficulty of breathing, especially if they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
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