A few weeks ago, I came down with a nasty cold.

I immediately assumed it was COVID-19, since I had a lot of those symptoms: fever, fatigue, cough, congestion. But all of my at-home tests came back negative.

This article originally ran in The Check-Up, the new weekly email newsletter from The Sentinel’s Monadnock Region Health Reporting Lab. To sign up for the newsletter, and get the latest from health reporter Olivia Belanger delivered for free to your inbox every Monday, visit sentinelsource.com/newsletters/newsletters_signup

Olivia Belanger can be reached at 603-352-1234, extension 1439, or obelanger@keenesentinel.com. Follow her on Twitter @OBelangerKS.

Olivia Belanger is the health reporter for The Sentinel, covering issues from the opioid crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic to mental health services in the region. A N.H. native, she joined The Sentinel team in August 2019.

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