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.

-###-

 

Latest Stories

Citizenship Classes Being Offered at SCCC

Business and Industry at SCCC is offering a citizenship course this Fall. This class prepares eligible...

ESL/GED Enrollment Information

Enrollment for ESL/GED will be Monday August 3rd, 2020 at 8:30am or 5:00pm for GED, and...

Guymon Man Killed in Beaver County Crash

A fatality collision occurred Friday evening July 31st, at 5:14pm on US 412 and County Road...