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When to get a coronavirus test

When to get a coronavirus test

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The state of Indiana continues to report more positive cases of and deaths from the coronavirus.

But when should you get a test done?

WISH-TV’s medical reporter Dr. Mary Gillis, D. Ed. was on Midday Wednesday.

She says to only seek to get a coronavirus test if you’re experiencing the symptoms such as coughing, fever or shortness of breath/trouble breathing. Gillis says this is due to the shortage of tests that are actually available.

Additionally, she says the limited number of masks is another reason to avoid seeking a test if you’re not exhibiting symptoms. Medical professionals are unable to keep pace with those who are presenting mild or moderate symptoms.

For more info and to watch the entire segment, click on the video.

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