Health care officials are encouraging more people to do more home tests for COVID-19

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- With the rising number of Covid-19 infections, health care professionals are urging people to get tested.

Liz Healy, infection control specialist at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, says there are symptoms to pay attention to,

Healy says the omicron variant has some distinctive symptoms.

Healy has advice for those that may have those symptoms.

Home test kits are available at most drug stores and will also be available online this week at covid tests dot gov.