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Texas County Total at 343 Cases, County 4th Highest in the State, Guymon 3rd by City

Joe Denoyer - May 8, 2020 7:22 pm

By Miranda Gilbert

Emergency Management PIO

Texas County officials have confirmed 35 more positive COVID-19 tests on Friday, May 8. The new positive results are for 27 Guymon residents, two Texhoma residents, one Hooker resident, one Goodwell resident, one Tyrone resident, and three with the towns unspecified. Residents are strongly encouraged to remain home and practice social distancing during this community outbreak to help slow the spread.

Today Guymon surpassed Bartlesville’s 243 cases, and now ranks third in the state with 261 cases behind Oklahoma City’s 699 and Tulsa’s 467.

Of all Texas County’s 343 confirmed cases, the Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting 139 recovered in Texas County. OSDH is not reporting hospitalizations for our county COVID-19 cases. For more data on COVID-19 cases visit the state’s website www.coronavirus.health.ok.gov.

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

Guymon 261

Hooker 50

Tyrone 10

Optima 3

Goodwell 5

Texhoma 10

Hardesty 1

Unspecified 3

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.

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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