Oklahoma COVID-19 Update for 18 August 2020
Mike Seals - August 19, 2020 12:18 am
SITUATION UPDATE: COVID-19
As of this advisory, there are 49,326 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.
Kay County is reporting 270 confirmed cases, resulting in 11 deaths. There have been 228 recoveries registered.
Osage County has had 573 confirmed cases, with 12 deaths, and 392 listed recoveries.
There have been 682 total deaths in the state attributed to the virus.
Best Practices For Protecting Yourself
The County Health Department is asking that everyone continue to follow these simple tips to protect yourself and those around you during the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Maintain social distancing by avoiding close contact with others (about 6 feet);
- Wear a cloth face covering that covers your nose and mouth when in public settings;
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces often;
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol;
If you are sick, take the following steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care;
- If seeking medical attention, call ahead;
- Avoid public transportation or ride-sharing;
- Separate yourself from other people and pets within your home
Anyone experiencing symptoms or that may have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 is asked to contact their healthcare provider or the County Health Department for testing. Residents are encouraged to follow the County Health Department Facebook page for up-to-date information on testing opportunities. Individuals testing positive or identified as a “close contact” during the contact tracing investigation will be contacted with further care instructions.
Any person who may be experiencing symptoms are encouraged to get tested for COVID-19.
Please contact your local county health department to book your testing appointment.