Texas County Now Ranks 6th in OK for COVID 19 Cases

Joe Denoyer - April 28, 2020 2:46 pm

By Miranda Gilbert
Emergency Management PIO

Texas County officials have confirmed twenty-two more positive COVID-19 tests on Tuesday, April 28. The new positive results are for 18 Guymon residents, three Hooker residents, and one with the town unspecified. Guymon now ranks eighth in the state behind Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Moore, Norman, Bartlesville, and Edmond.
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. No other details in these cases were released.
COVID-19 case counts in each town with positives include:
Cities COVID-19 Cases
Guymon 75
Hooker 20
Tyrone 6
Optima 2
Goodwell 1
Texhoma 1
Hardesty 1
Unspecified 1

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 and gloves. Dispose of the gloves properly in a trash bin. Remember to change gloves after each public area touched.
Residents should seek testing when experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. The three main symptoms include a fever, shortness of breath, and coughing. 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.
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.
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