Texas County Confirms 51 New Positive COVID-19 Test Results County Total at 658 Cases
Joe Denoyer - May 16, 2020 6:07 pm
By Miranda Gilbert
Emergency Management PIO
Texas County remains the COVID-19 “hot spot” in the State of Oklahoma and various local, state, and federal agencies are working to strategically manage the ongoing community outbreak. Residents are strongly encouraged to remain home during the outbreak, practice social distancing, and wear a face covering in public to help slow the spread until more residents can be tested and quarantined.
Texas County confirmed 51 more positive COVID-19 tests on Saturday, May 16. The new positive results are for 44 Guymon residents, five Hooker residents, one Goodwell resident, and one Optima resident. No other details in confirmed cases were released.
Testing of the local Seaboard Foods plant was completed this week as well as another free drive-through testing held today, Saturday, May 16, by the Texas County Health Department at the Texas County Activity Center. County officials can report that 172 tests were administered during the county testing offered today. With the increased testing, and some testing delays, officials expect the spike in confirmed cases to last the next two weeks.
Today, Guymon ranks third amongst Oklahoma cities and towns with 532 confirmed cases. Of those cases, 225 Guymon residents have recovered. Hooker now ranks 13th in the state with 68 confirmed cases and 50 recovered. Oklahoma City has the most cases in the state at 836 confirmed cases with 629 recovered. Tulsa is at 539 with 438 recovered.
Texas County remains third in the state for total confirmed cases. Of all Texas County’s 658 cases, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is reporting 306 recovered. Oklahoma County’s total confirmed cases are at 1070 with 830 recovered, and Tulsa County is reporting 776 total cases with 642 recovered.
For more data on confirmed COVID-19 cases visit the state’s website www.coronavirus.health.ok.gov. OSDH is not reporting hospitalizations for our county COVID-19 cases.
An investigation into any positive result is standard and all persons in close contact with the person will be notified by the Oklahoma State Department of Health and advised of quarantine and testing procedure.
COVID-19 case counts in each Texas County town with positives include:
Cities COVID-19 Cases
All residents are encouraged to execute safety guidelines as advised by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and stay safe at home. If leaving the home for a necessary trip, wear a face covering. Avoid touching your face. Always wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water when returning home, and again after you put away groceries.
Residents should seek testing when experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. The three main symptoms include a fever, shortness of breath, and coughing but not all of these are always present. Those experiencing symptoms are advised to self-quarantine and monitor symptoms daily. Drive-Through testing is offered for FREE by the Texas County Health Department Monday through Thursday for individuals with at least one COVID-19 symptom present, but an appointment is required. Appointments are available by calling TCHD at 580-338-8544. Additional testing is offered by Specialty Clinics of St. Anne’s, Internal Medicine, Xpress Urgent Care, and Memorial Hospital of Texas County.