Q: As of a week ago, 2,864 COVID-19 tests had been done in Champaign County with six deaths, 32 active cases and 86 recovered. That means that 2,740 tests were conducted on people who had symptoms of COVID-19 but didn’t have it. What ailment did these people have?
A: There are numerous respiratory symptoms circulating in our community all of the time.
Additionally, many people with spring allergies are having respiratory symptoms.
The COVID-19 test only tests for the virus that causes it.