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Where North Carolina citizens can get tested for coronavirus

The NC Department of Health and Human Services has a map of current North Carolina coronavirus cases, and resources for where to call if you may have the virus.

NORTH CAROLINA, USA — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is maintaining a live map of coronavirus cases in the state, and has shared a breakdown of local facilities that can test people who may be sick.

Aside from regular healthcare providers, the state has many Federally Qualified Health Centers that can test sick people who don't have health insurance.

The department reiterated on its website that although test kits are available, not everyone needs to be tested.

The three main symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, coughing and shortness of breath. 

The department said everyone who thinks they have the virus should call their doctors - but you should only get tested if you have the symptoms and have come in contact with someone who tested positive for coronavirus, or if you have the symptoms and tested negative for the flu.

The CDC recommends that young people with mild symptoms stay home and self-isolate. They maintain that most people can recover from coronavirus from home.

People who are older, or who have weakened immune systems or breathing complications, should call their healthcare provider before coming in to be tested.

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