Google’s coronavirus testing website arrives

Google creating coronavirus site to help find testing, The site launched on Sunday and isn’t anything close to the nationwide tool pledged by Trump.

On Sunday evening, a website allowing residents of two northern California counties to enter symptoms and, if eligible, make an appointment for coronavirus testing went live.

If you are interested in getting tested for COVID-19, complete an online screener based on guidelines from public health officials. Based on the responses and testing appointment availability, you will learn whether you qualify for testing through this program at this time.

Currently offering testing for COVID-19 to Californians in:

  • Santa Clara County
  • San Mateo County

What are the symptoms this coronavirus causes?

The virus can cause pneumonia-like symptoms. Those who have fallen ill are reported to suffer coughs, fever and breathing difficulties. As this is viral pneumonia, antibiotics are of no use. The antiviral drugs we have against the flu will not work, and there is currently no vaccine. Recovery depends on the strength of the immune system.

In the UK, the National Health Service (NHS) has identified the symptoms as experiencing either:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly
  • running nose- a continuously running nose for more than 3 weeks

Should I go to the doctor if I have a temperature or a cough?

In the UK, the NHS advice is now that anyone with symptoms should stay at home for at least 7 days. If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home. This applies to everyone, regardless of whether they have traveled abroad.

In the UK, you should look at the dedicated coronavirus NHS 111 website for information. If you getworse or your symptoms last longer than seven days, you should call NHS 111. People will no longer be tested for the virus unless they are in hospital.