Stitt: No One He was in Contact with has COVID-19

Mike Seals - July 22, 2020 11:40 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said Tuesday that no one he was in contact with in the days before he tested positive for the coronavirus has come down with the virus.

“We’re not out of the woods yet, but it underscores the opportunity for Oklahoma to tackle COVID-19 when we take personal action and listen to the guidance from our public health officials,” that include being tested at the first sign of any symptoms, the Republican governor said.

“I feel a hundred percent, just felt a little bit of a … maybe stuffiness in my head, but really feeling great,” said Stitt, who tested positive for the virus on July 14.

Stitt and interim state health commissioner Dr. Lance Frye also announced that more than 300 additional hospital beds are being set aside as an option in case of a surge of people with the virus requiring intensive care.

For most people, the COVID-19 virus causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up within weeks. But for others, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, the virus can cause severe illness, including pneumonia, and be fatal.

 

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