Saturday, March 28, 2020

First Death Due to COVID-19 in Sequoyah County

The Oklahoma Department of Health (OSDH) has confirmed that as of Saturday morning Sequoyah County has two confirmed cases of COVID-19, one of which has resulted in the county's first death related to the virus.

Steve Rutherford, Sequoyah County Emergency Management Director, stated that earlier this week there was an ambulance call for a female individual on the eastern side of Sequoyah County. The female did test positive for COVID-19 and subsequently passed away. Rutherford added that he did believe that the female had underlying health conditions. The patient was in her 70's.

The patient's name is not being released due to privacy practices. 

"I do know that all of the medics and fire fighters that responded to the call are in self-quarantine and are doing fine," Rutherford added.

KXMX News Staff

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