Texas County Confirms First COVID-19 Death
Joe Denoyer - April 10, 2020 1:42 pm
Resident was treated in Oklahoma County
By Miranda Gilbert
Emergency Management PIO
Texas County officials have confirmed the first death related to COVID-19 on Friday, April 10. The deceased was a 61-year-old resident of Goodwell who had been receiving care in a facility in Oklahoma County. She passed away in Oklahoma County on Thursday, April 9. 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 some 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.
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.
For more daily information on COVID-19 in Oklahoma visit coronavirus.health.ok.gov.