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Concerns raised about COVID-19 testing delays in Interior Health

novel coronavirus.Colin MacDermott, a hotel employee, fell ill on Friday, July 17, and immediately contacted 8-1-1.“Got a major headache, sore throat, and had alittle bit of a temperature,” he said of his flu-like symptoms that he experienced at the time.The 43-year-old was referred to the Penticton Health Centre, but when he contacted the local health unit, he was informed the next available appointment to get a test was on Wednesday.MacDermott stayed home and self-isolated for four days before getting tested and now must wait another one to three days for the test result.

Coronavirus: Test turnaround times at Interior Health slightly above provincial average He fears the approximately one-week lagtime between getting sick and obtaining.

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