MARCH 26: UPDATE: Health officials give more details about patients confirmed to have COVID-19 in Comanche County

MARCH 26: UPDATE: Health officials give more details about patients confirmed to have COVID-19 in Comanche County
Coronavirus coverage (Source: KSWO)

UPDATE 3

The health department has shared some details about the three patients in Comanche County.

They say one of the cases is believed to be travel related. The other two do not have a clear point of exposure.

Two of the patients are in their 60s and one is in their 40s. One of the patient did require hospitalization but has since been released.

The health department says they are working to contact anyone who may have come in contact with the patients and will notify them of the steps they need to take.

UPDATE 2

Fort Sill says one of the positive cases is a Department of Army Civilian from the Post. The individual has exhibited only mild symptoms and is now isolated in their home.

Reynolds Army Health Clinic is working with health officials to track where the individual had contact with others on Fort Sill and will advise those individuals.

The Fort Sill patient is being counted as a Comanche County case for tracking purposes.

UPDATE 1

Southwestern Medical Center says the third patient learned about in today’s update tested positive at their hospital.

They say the patient is at home in self-isolation.

Officals say they want to reassure the community it is safe to come to their hospital should they or their family need care. They are working with the OSDH and following guidance from the CDC to protect patients and their team members caring for all patients.

ORIGINAL STORY

LAWTON, Okla. (TNN) - Comanche County has officially been added to the list of COVID-19 confirmed counties by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

According to OSDH, Comanche County shows to have three cases. Comanche County Memorial Hospital confirmed they had two patients yesterday. We have contacted both CCMH and Southwestern Medical Center to find out where the third patient is located.

A breakdown of test numbers across Oklahoma.
A breakdown of test numbers across Oklahoma. (Source: OSDH)

The total number of cases in the state is 248, up from 164 on Wednesday. The death toll has also increased to seven with two new deaths in Cleveland County.

State officials say they expect the number of cases to rise as testing increases across the state.

COVID-19 Cases by County

County Cases Deaths

Adair 2 0

Bryan 1 0

Canadian 6 0

Carter 1 0

Cleveland 39 3

Comanche 3 0

Craig 1 0

Creek 10 0

Custer 3 0

Delaware 1 0

Garvin 2 0

Grady 2 0

Jackson 1 0

Kay 11 0

Lincoln 1 0

Logan 3 0

Mayes 2 0

McClain 2 0

Muskogee 4 0

Noble 2 0

Oklahoma 73 2

Okmulgee 2 0

Osage 3 0

Ottawa 1 0

Pawnee 10 1

Payne 5 0

Pontotoc 1 0

Pottawatomie 2 0

Sequoyah 1 0

Stephens 1 0

Tulsa 41 1

Wagoner 6 0

Washington 5 0

Total 248 7

This story will update.

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