From the NCHD 

NCHD explains COVID-19 testing process


August 26, 2020

COVID-19 cases on a per county basis are pictured above. According to the Northeast Colorado Department website, Phillips County has no active cases and total has had 19 cases since the start of the pandemic. Phillips County remains one of three northeast Colorado counties without any COVID-19 deaths to date.

People often have questions related to COVID-19 testing and the process behind it. Testing is a crucial part of treating and limiting the spread.

Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear between two and 14 days after exposure and we recommend that anyone with symptoms should get tested. There are three kinds of tests available for COVID-19: PCR, antigen and antibody tests. A PCR test, also known as a molecular-based test, tells you if you have a current infection but it is not useful in determining past exposure in fully recovered patients. Samples are collected from your respiratory system suc...

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