Texas County Confirms 16 New Positive COVID-19 Tests, 1 New Death

Joe Denoyer - May 5, 2020 2:06 pm

County Total at 252 Cases, Fifth in the State of Oklahoma, 3 Total Deaths

By Miranda Gilbert
Emergency Management PIO

Texas County officials have confirmed more positive COVID-19 tests on Tuesday, May 5. The new positive results are for 14 Guymon residents and two Hooker residents. Of all 252 confirmed county cases, the Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting 96 recovered in Texas County.
Officials are also reporting a new death bringing the county total to three. OSDH reported a Texas County death involving a male in the 50-64 age group. The gentleman passed away yesterday, May 4. Two other deaths have been previously reported, one involving a 28-year-old male and another involving a female in the 65 and older age group. None of these deaths include the Goodwell resident originally recorded in the county and later moved to Oklahoma County records.
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. No other details in these cases were released.
COVID-19 case counts in each Texas County town with positives include:
Cities COVID-19 Cases
Guymon 182
Hooker 47
Tyrone 9
Optima 3
Goodwell 3
Texhoma 6
Hardesty 1
Unspecified 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. 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, Panhandle Counseling and Health Center, and Memorial Hospital of Texas County.
Residents 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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