Texas County Total at 784 Cases, 364 Recovered as County Hits Third Week as Oklahoma’s Hot Spot
Joe Denoyer - May 19, 2020 5:06 pm
By Miranda Gilbert
Emergency Management PIO
For three weeks Texas County remains the COVID-19 “hot spot” in the State of Oklahoma. Hospital transfers average two per day and of the 784 test results reported, 364 cases are reported as recovered, with 420 cases active in the county today by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) data. This data does not include all recent mass testing results. Residents are strongly encouraged to remain home during the outbreak, practice social distancing, and wear a face covering in public to help slow the spread of the virus.
Texas County officials confirmed 32 more positive COVID-19 tests on Tuesday, May 19. County officials can report that at least 180 tests are pending from both the hospital and from the Texas County Health Dept. drive-through testing held last Saturday, May 16. This data does not include the local clinics’ pending tests, or the pending testing of Seaboard Foods.
Texas County remains third in the state for total confirmed cases. OSDH is reporting Texas County at 784 cases with 364 recovered. Oklahoma County’s total confirmed cases are at 1087 with 872 recovered, and Tulsa County is reporting 802 total cases with 664 recovered. Not all agencies report data in the same 24-hour period, and officials recognize the occasional variance of numbers in reporting.
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.