Two more Oklahomans being tested for coronavirus

KTUL-TV - February 27, 2020 4:22 pm

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) – Two more Oklahomans are being tested for possible exposure to the coronavirus.

Laurence Burnsed, state epidemiologist, told Channel 8 that these people are being tested because of their symptoms coupled with their travel history.

Burnsed said both recently traveled to foreign countries that are experiencing coronavirus outbreaks.

Both people are now in isolation, and testing through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could take several days, Burnsed said.

The Oklahoma Department of Health found out about both situations Wednesday. Burnsed wouldn’t say where the people being tested live.

No Oklahomans have tested positive for coronavirus. Three Oklahomans have previously been tested for the disease, and all results have been negative.

Symptoms for coronavirus are often similar to standard flu symptoms, such as fever, coughing and shortness of breath, Burnsed said.

 

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