Texas County Confirms 56 New Positive COVID-19 Test Results
Joe Denoyer - May 18, 2020 4:38 pm
County Total at 752 Cases, 322 Recovered, 4 Deaths
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Team Onsite, Assisting Multi-State Response to Outbreak
By Miranda Gilbert
Emergency Management PIO
Texas County confirmed 56 more positive COVID-19 tests on Monday, May 18. The new positive results are for 51 Guymon residents, two Hooker residents, one Goodwell resident, and two with unspecified towns. No other details in confirmed cases were released. Officials continue to ask residents to wear face coverings in public and practice social distancing to slow the community spread of Coronavirus in the area.
Texas County remains third in the state for total confirmed cases. Of all Texas County’s 752 cases, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is reporting 322 recovered. Guymon’s 619 confirmed COVID-19 cases puts them second highest in the state behind Oklahoma City’s 839 cases. Guymon has 240 residents who are reported as recovered, while Oklahoma City has 636 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.
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.