Texas County Total at 696 Cases, Guymon Cases Exceed Tulsa

Joe Denoyer - May 17, 2020 4:48 pm

By Miranda Gilbert

Emergency Management PIO

Texas County confirmed 38 more positive COVID-19 tests on Sunday, May 17. The new positive results are for 36 Guymon residents and two listed out of the county. No other details in confirmed cases were released. Guymon’s 568 confirmed COVID-19 cases now exceeds Tulsa’s 543. Guymon has 237 recovered, while Tulsa has 443 recovered.

Texas County remains third in the state for total confirmed cases. Of all Texas County’s 696 cases, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is reporting 318 recovered.

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, 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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