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I have tested positive for COVID-19, now what?

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Dr. Phillip Coule serves as the Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer of the Augusta University Health System and serves as the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs of the Medical College of Georgia. Here he explains what to do if you test positive.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you should isolate yourself from others and monitor your symptoms. If your symptoms worsen, you should seek medical attention and inform your medical provider that you have COVID-19.

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