OSDH: 2 People Being Tested For Coronavirus In Oklahoma
Two Oklahomans are currently being tested for coronavirus, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
In addition to the two people currently under investigation, five others have been tested in Oklahoma. The results of the five tests came back as negative for COVID-19.
OSDH recently announced they now have kits that will allow the tests to be conducted in the state which should speed up the testing process.
COVID-19, a virus that spreads from person-to-person, was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, according to health officials.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath.
There have been no confirmed positive cases of coronavirus in Oklahoma at this time.
Both the CDC and OSDH said while this is a very serious health threat the immediate health risk from COVID-19 to the general American public remains low at this time.
The infection risk in Oklahoma remains low at this time and we are prepared and remain vigilant in minimizing risk for citizens in our state,” said Governor Kevin Stitt. “With this being said, the state is taking this global epidemic seriously and is well positioned to monitor the developing situation, deploy assets as needed, and protect the public health and safety of Oklahomans.”