Texas County Total at 201 Cases, Still Ranked 5th in the State
Joe Denoyer - May 3, 2020 3:06 pm
By Miranda Gilbert
Emergency Management PIO
Texas County officials have confirmed 29 more positive COVID-19 tests on Sunday, May 3. The new positive results are for 26 Guymon residents, one Hooker resident, one Tyrone resident, and one Optima resident. Guymon now ranks sixth in the state with 144 cases behind Oklahoma City’s 641, Tulsa’s 418, Bartlesville’s 229, Norman’s 214, and Edmond’s 155.
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 Texas County town with positives include:
Cities COVID-19 Cases
Of all these cases, the Oklahoma State Department of Health is still reporting 64 recovered in Texas County. OSDH is not reporting hospitalizations for our cases.
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, 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, Panhandle Counseling and Health Center, and Memorial Hospital of Texas County.
Residents 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.