SAN ANGELO, Texas — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the COVID-19 delta variant accounts for 83% of cases in the United States. Health officials say the delta variant continues to run rampant throughout all 50 states.
The CDC says variants of the coronavirus, including the delta variant, spread easier from person-to-person, but are easily detectable by current available viral tests.
Some common symptoms of the delta variant include signs which are very similar to the common cold including a headache, runny nose and sore throat.
For those looking to be tested for COVID-19 in San Angelo, Shannon Medical Center is offering three different testing sites with no appointment necessary and at no charge.
- Shannon Urgent Care West, 4251 Sunset Drive, 325-481-2226
- Shannon Clinic North, 2626 N. Bryant Blvd., 325-481-2271
- Shannon Urgent Care South, 3502 Knickerbocker Road, 325-481-2222
There are also the options for testing at a doctor's office or local pharmacy.
Health officials highly suggest a COVID-19 test if you're feeling sick.
They also urge people to wear a mask indoors if not vaccinated. Additionally, everyone in "substantial" and "high transmission" communities should wear masks indoors. Everyone in schools, including teachers and students, should also wear a mask, whether vaccinated or not, the CDC recommends.
Receiving a vaccine, social distancing and washing hands with soap and water all continue to be recommendations to help stop the spread of the coronavirus and any related variants.