2nd COVID 19 Related Death in Texas County
Joe Denoyer - April 14, 2020 7:08 pm
By Miranda Gilbert
Emergency Management PIO
Texas County officials confirmed the sixth positive COVID-19 test on Monday, April 13. The positive result was for a 28 year-old-male who was a resident of Guymon. He passed away Saturday, April 11, and is also counted as the second COVID-19 related death for Texas County.
An investigation into any positive result is standard and all persons in close contact with the person will be notified and advised of quarantine and testing procedure. No other details in this case were released.
All residents are encouraged to seek testing when experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. The three main symptoms include a fever, shortness of breath, and coughing. In about 40 percent of cases, diarrhea is also present prior to the fever and cough.
Drive-Through testing is offered for FREE by the Texas County Health Department Monday through Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The individual only needs to have one COVID-19 symptom present to be tested, but an appointment is required. Appointments are available by calling TCHD at 580-338-8544.
Residents who are not working in essential staff positions as designated by the state and national government are strongly encouraged to remain home and practice social distancing. If anyone in the community has access to Personal Protective Equipment that can be donated for use by First Responders please contact Texas County Emergency Management at 580-338-0911.