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The spikes that adorn the outer surface of the coronavirus, which impart the look of a corona, when viewed through an electron microscope. CDC photo

WATERTOWN — Jefferson County health officials are warning people not to confuse seasonal allergies with COVID-19.

Cough, headache, sore throat and congestion — all symptoms that typically come with the start of allergy season, but could actually be symptoms of COVID-19.

In a news release from the Jefferson County Public Health Service, officials said they’ve seen a number of cases where a person with symptoms of COVID-19 has continued to go to work or socialize for a number of days before getting a test for the virus.

“Many positive cases are reporting that they assumed their symptoms were caused by allergies so they did not isolate,” the release stated.

COVID-19 symptoms include cough, headache, sore throat and congestion, as well as fever, chills, body aches, and a loss of taste or smell.

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