Texas County Confirms 12 New Positive COVID-19 Tests County Total at 85 Cases, Ranks 8th in State

Joe Denoyer - April 27, 2020 3:03 pm

By Miranda Gilbert
Emergency Management PIO

Texas County officials have confirmed twelve more positive COVID-19 tests on Monday, April 27. The new positive results are for nine Guymon residents, two Tyrone residents, and one Hooker resident.
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. No other details in these cases were released.
COVID-19 case counts in each town with positives include:
Cities COVID-19 Cases
Guymon 57
Hooker 17
Tyrone 6
Optima 2
Goodwell 1
Texhoma 1
Hardesty 1

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 and gloves. Dispose of the gloves properly in a trash bin. Remember to change gloves after each public area touched.
Residents should seek testing when experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. The three main symptoms include a fever, shortness of breath, and coughing. 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.
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.
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