Total Confirmed cases in Texas County at 884, with 470 recovered, 5 deaths

Joe Denoyer - May 24, 2020 3:14 am

By Miranda Gilbert

Emergency Management PIO

Texas County officials confirmed 25 positive COVID-19 tests on Sunday, May 24. The tests were for 23 Guymon residents and two Hooker residents. County officials confirmed Texas County’s count is now at 884 total confirmed cases. Residents are asked to wear a face covering and maintain proper social distancing at this time.

Texas County remains third in the state for total confirmed cases behind Tulsa County which had a total of 909 cases on May 23 according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Not all agencies report data in the same 24-hour period, and officials recognize the occasional variance of numbers in reporting. OSDH’s website states they do not update recoveries on Sundays. Yesterday’s report stated 470 recovered for Texas County. 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.

COVID-19 case counts in each Texas County town with positives include:

Cities COVID-19 Cases

Guymon 732

Hooker 84

Tyrone 14

Optima 7

Goodwell 13

Texhoma 24

Hardesty 2

Adams 1

Unspecified 7

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 Walmart with appointments made at www.DoINeedACOVID19Test.com, and the Texas County Health Department for individuals with at least one COVID-19 symptom present or if they’ve had exposure to a COVID-19 positive person, 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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