A temperature of 99.6 degrees Fahrenheit (37.6 degrees Celsius) is slightly elevated, but it is not considered a definitive indicator of COVID-19. A fever is one of the possible symptoms of COVID-19, but it is not present in all cases, and there are many other possible causes of a fever. Additionally, a person’s normal body temperature can vary, and factors such as physical activity, medication use, and menstrual cycle can also affect body temperature.
If you are experiencing other symptoms of COVID-19, such as cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, loss of smell or taste, or body aches, you should consult a healthcare professional and consider getting tested for COVID-19. It is also important to continue following public health guidelines, such as wearing a mask, washing your hands frequently, and practicing physical distancing, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.