Coronavirus, Tulsa COVID-19 Update – Sept. 3

The Oklahoma Eagle Newswire

 

Tulsa Health Department Update

On March 6, the first Tulsa County resident was confirmed positive for COVID-19. On July 23, 1 percent of Tulsa County residents had tested positive for COVID-19. By August 30, more than 2 percent of Tulsa County tested positive. As long as the virus continues to spread in the community, residents are at risk of contracting the virus. Older adults and people with underlying medical conditions are at increased risk for severe illness that may result in hospitalization, intensive care, a ventilator or even death. The best way to protect yourself, protect the most vulnerable, and help reduce the spread of COVID-19 is to follow the “three W’s”:

Wear a mask when you are around anyone who does not reside in your home Wash your hands frequently, or use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not readily accessible Watch your distance and stay 6 feet away from others

Testing

The Tulsa Health Department offers specimen collection for COVID-19 testing in north and south Tulsa to provide convenient access for community residents. There is no cost for testing, and it’s easy to quickly make an appointment. Results are received within three


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