The state is testing anyone with symptoms and will soon start randomized testing to try to get a real sense of the spread of the virus.
If you go to the hospital now in New York or San Francisco with symptoms of COVID-19 that aren’t bad enough to keep you in the hospital—maybe you have a fever and a cough and some shortness of breath but can still get enough oxygen on your own—you may be told to assume that you have the virus and go home and rest. Because there are no specific drugs that target the disease, doctors are rationing tests for use on people in the hospital whose diagnosis might change their treatment plan. But the state of Utah is taking a different approach: testing as many people as possible.
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