At first, Jennifer Allan put her symptoms down to the wildfire smoke that blanketed Vancouver during the third week of September.
She had a sore throat, a cough, stinging eyes, and most concerning of all, chest pains.
She went to one doctor who treated her breathing problems related to the smoke but didn’t test her for COVID-19. When her symptoms didn’t go away, she went to a different clinic.
On Sept. 20, Allan learned she had tested positive for COVID-19.