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Still Waiting? 4 Reasons To Get Tested For Covid-19 Right Away

by Caitlin Obara

If you haven't been tested for Covid-19, it's time to do that. You may think you don't need it if you're not showing signs. But, that's not the case. Many people are asymptomatic, which means they don't know they've been infected because they're not showing any signs. The only way to get a clear picture of this deadly disease is for everyone to get tested - including those who aren't showing any signs. Here are four of the reasons you need to be tested for Covid-19 right away. 

Give Yourself Peace of Mind

If you're postponing your Covid-19 test, head to a local testing center. In most places, testing is free. That means you don't need to pay to find out your status. Even if you're symptom-free, you could still be infected. Unfortunately, that means you could be passing the virus onto others, without realizing it. Some of those people could be loved ones of yours. Give yourself peace of mind. Get tested for Covid-19 as soon as possible. 

Locate Virus Hot Spots

If you haven't been tested for Covid-19 yet, local health officials can't get a clear picture. Unfortunately, that means hot spots have an increased chance of occurring. Not sure what a Covid-19 hot spot is? It's where the infection rate spikes dramatically, putting the entire community at risk for the disease. One of the best ways to locate virus hot spots is through testing. The more testing is done, the easier it is to locate hot spots. The sooner hot spots are located, the sooner health officials can get them under control. 

Track Current Infection Trends

If you're waiting to get tested for Covid-19, stop waiting. Local health officials use test results when tracking current infection trends. Without testing, officials can't get an accurate count on the number of people who've been infected. One of the benefits of mass testing is that officials can also document the negative test results. Those are the people who test negative for Covid-19. When the negative results outnumber the positive results, officials can start opening up communities again. 

Direct Needed Medical Supplies

If you've decided to forego the Covid-19 testing, you should rethink your decision. You might not know this, but your test can actually help bring more medical supplies into the community. Hospitals base their medical needs on local test results. If no one gets tested for Covid-19, hospital administrators have no idea how many beds or supplies they'll need. Unfortunately, that can leave hospitals in dire need should a spike in the infection rate occur. Help get medical supplies where they're needed most. Get tested for Covid-19 today.