How do I know if I have Covid-19 infection?
With the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, it is understandable if you are concern and wonder if you have the infection and not know about it, since some people may be asymptomatic. On the other hand, your healthcare facilities can easily get overwhelmed with unnecessary screening and testings.
So, what should you do if you are not sure whether you may have the Covid-19 infection or not? Well, here is a simple and quick method to assess your risk by yourself. It is not foolproof but it can be used as a first step to assessing your own risk of getting the infection.
If, after doing the self assessment above, you think you may have the Covid-19 infection, here is what you need to do next.
So, if you suspect that you may have the Covid-19 infection:
- Isolate yourself from others
- Call the Covid-19 Assessment Centre (CAC) near you. [Here is a list of CAC in Selangor] If they are too busy (due to the surge), or unavailable to you, call your own doctor for advice.
- Make arrangement for a rt-PCR test