Texas County Confirms 5th Case of COVID 19
Joe Denoyer - April 13, 2020 3:17 pm
By Miranda Gilbert Emergency Management PIO
Texas County officials have confirmed the fifth positive COVID-19 test on Monday, April 10. The positive result was for a 51-year-old male resident of Guymon. This person was tested 10 days ago and was notified on Saturday, April 13. The person has been in quarantine, and safely observing all guidelines. 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 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. Testing in Texas County is also available from Internal Medicine Clinic, Specialty Clinics of St. Anne’s, Memorial Hospital of Texas County, and Xpress Wellness Urgent Care. 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 you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 stay home. 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. -###-
What can you do to stay safe and slow the spread? There are simple things you can do to help keep yourself and others healthy. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; after a visit to the grocery store; and before eating or preparing food. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Stay home when you are sick. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
If you have symptoms: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice on how to proceed. A 24/7 hotline is also available for information at 877-215-8336.
Emergency Warning Signs: If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include: trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, and/or bluish lips or face. *This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
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