Here is how common cold can be confused with COVID-19
The student at UM’s Pearson Residential College feared a COVID-19 infection, but after the medical team’s examination, the student was diagnosed with the common cold, according to the Coral Gables Police Department. More than 200 types of viruses can cause the common cold, but rhinoviruses are the most common and experts can use a quick confirmatory test to tell the difference. Healthcare professionals in South Florida are working with the Florida Department of Health and the CDC to determine who needs to be tested for COVID-19. COVID-19 continues to spread across United StatesAs of Saturday morning, there are 278 people “currently being monitored” for COVID-19 symptoms in Florida, according to the Florida Department of Health. The Florida Department of Health’s call center is available 24-hours a day at 1-866-779-6121.