Can white spot in throat be a virus?

Patient : I have a sore throat for 2 days and i see a white spot on one tonsil. I went to the doctor and he said that it is a virus cause i don't have a fever. They also did the strep test and it was negative. My question is, why the white spot? Could it be a virus and produce that spot? Instead of beeing an infection?
Symptoms:  Bad Sore throat, white spot right tonsil, no fever, no swolen glands
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