Texas County Total at 474 Cases, 4 Deaths, 247 Recovered

Joe Denoyer - May 13, 2020 2:50 pm

By Miranda Gilbert

Emergency Management PIO

Texas County officials have confirmed 50 more positive COVID-19 tests on Wednesday, May 13. The new positive results are for 44 Guymon residents, five Texhoma residents, and one Goodwell resident. Guymon now ranks third amongst Oklahoma cities and towns with 375 confirmed cases. Oklahoma City has 782 confirmed cases and Tulsa has 503. Hooker now ranks 19th in the state with 54 confirmed cases.

Of all Texas County’s 474 confirmed cases, the Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting 247 recovered in Texas County. OSDH is not reporting hospitalizations for our county COVID-19 cases. For more data on confirmed COVID-19 cases visit the state’s website www.coronavirus.health.ok.gov.

Efforts to boost testing have been successful and county officials expect to see a rise in confirmed cases in the next two weeks. The Texas County Health Department will be hosting another mass drive through testing on May 16 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Texas County Activity Center. Residents are strongly encouraged to remain home and practice social distancing during this community outbreak to help slow the spread until more residents can be tested and quarantined.

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 375

Hooker 54

Tyrone 11

Optima 5

Goodwell 6

Texhoma 19

Hardesty 1

Adams 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, and Memorial Hospital of Texas County.

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