Monday, April 13, 2020

Health Dept. Continues COVID-19 Testing; Reports 11 Cases in County

An Oklahoma State Health Department official said Monday that local departments’ drive-through COVID-19 testing was a big success.

Though an exact number of tests was unavailable, Mandi Collins said all county health departments in the area participated in the drive-through testing efforts, which were held on different days. 

Starting this week, testing will be done as a curbside service. Collins said curbside testing will be available by appointment only from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays through Fridays. To make an appointment at the Sequoyah County Health Department, call (918) 775-2021.

Tests results are typically returned in 2-4 days depending on the lab.

Collins stated that if a person tests positive they are asked to provide a list of people they have been in contact with. A registered nurse will contact those individuals and notify them that they could have been exposed to the virus and explain the steps they need to take.

There are currently 2,069 positive coronavirus cases in Oklahoma, with 11 of those cases in Sequoyah County. The Oklahoma State Dept. of Health's website still showed 9 cases on Monday but 11 cases have been reported and confirmed locally.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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