Texas County COVID -19 Numbers Up by Only 8 New Cases
Joe Denoyer - May 20, 2020 4:34 pm
By Miranda Gilbert
Emergency Management PIO
Texas County officials confirmed eight positive COVID-19 tests on Wednesday, May 20. The tests were for six Guymon residents, one Hooker resident, and one Texhoma Resident.
Texas County remains third in the state for total confirmed cases. OSDH is reporting Texas County at 791 cases with 391 recovered, and four deaths. Oklahoma County’s total confirmed cases are at 1093 with 900 recovered and 51 deaths. Tulsa County is reporting 814 total cases with 677 recovered and 39 deaths. Not all agencies report data in the same 24-hour period, and officials recognize the occasional variance of numbers in reporting.
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 or if they’ve had exposure to a COVID-19 positive person, 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.