New numbers 6-26-2020

As of Friday, Duncan remained the only town in Stephens County with active cases of COVID-19.

Data released from the Oklahoma State Department of Health Friday indicated Duncan has eight active cases. In total, Stephens County has had 55 cases and one death along with 46 recoveries. 

With many activities resuming around the area, the city of Duncan posted a reminder about this weekend’s events and encouraged residents to follow social distancing guidelines of six feet or more.

There are currently no mandates of wearing masks throughout Stephens County, but the City of Duncan encourages people to wear masks for their own protection at these events.

In a recent update from State Rep. Marcus McEntire, McEntire said there were 15 cases in nursing homes, of which 14 of them are recovered.

It is believed that the one active case was an employee of Elk Crossing Nursing & Rehab. The facility posted to social media Thursday morning that they were notified of one of their employees testing positive for COVID-19.

That employee, according to the post, will not be allowed to return to work until they have met the guidelines set forth by the CDC, CMS and the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

The employee is quarantined at their home and Elk Crossing stated the employee did not have the normal respiratory symptoms that are routine with COVID-19 because they were asymptomatic.

A report from Elk Crossing on Friday, June 26 stated there are no new signs of symptoms from employees or residents as of their recent report.

Currently, the State Department of Health lists two places that are open for testing for COVID-19: the Stephens County Health Department and Urgent Med.

Xpress Wellness in Duncan also offers testing for COVID-19. All three locations require appointments to be set up before testing by calling their location.

Each daily report is posted by 11 a.m. to the Oklahoma State Department of Health’s website. Numbers statewide continue growing. Friday’s report listed 395 new cases and two new deaths throughout Oklahoma.

For more information, visit the Oklahoma State Department of Health’s website at coronavirus.health.ok.gov.

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