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Interior Health expanding COVID-19 testing

A Fraser Health healthcare worker tests a patient at a drive through COVID-19 testing facility in Burnaby, B.C., Monday, April 6, 2020.
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April 27, 2020 - 3:35 PM

Anyone with cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, can now be tested in the Interior Health region.

Interior Health says in a media release it has expanded testing for people with a variety of symptoms including the common cold and influenza.

The health authority says people without symptoms do not need to be tested.

Interior Health says the symptoms for COVID-19 are similar to other respiratory illnesses including fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, painful swallowing, stuff or runny nose, loss of sense of smell, headache, muscle aches, fatigue and loss of appetite.

There are 14 testing and assessment centres in the region including Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton.

You’ll need to book an appointment to be tested for COVID-19. You can do that with your family doctor, nurse practitioner or the nearest community testing and assessment centre.

For more information about where to get tested and how to get testing results go here.

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