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COVID-19 testing protocol changes, raising concerns about tracking virus in NC

The COVID-19 testing protocol in North Carolina changed to eliminate those people with mild symptoms. The state says it's following federal guidelines to prioritize who gets tested to include the sickest patients, medical providers and people in at-risk groups. The concern for many, though, is having only a three-week snapshot of the virus' spread since the first patient was diagnosed in Wake County.