More Information Emerges On Positive COVID-19 Cases

Mar 15, 2020

More information is emerging about the new patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. Rebecca Faulker, M.D. based in Warr Acres posted the following on Facebook.

"The first patient that I tested on Thursday when I received COVID test kits came back with results today and tested POSITIVE. This patient has asked me to inform the public," she said. "This patient had NO travel and NO sick contacts. This means that the virus has been actively circulating in OKC for at least one week."

Dr. Faulkner went on to say that she encourages the community to take hygiene and social distancing instructions and take the spread of the disease seriously.

One of the new cases is based in Payne County. Oklahoma State University released a statement Sunday afternoon saying that OSU health officials have been in contact with the Payne County Health Department.

"We have been advised by their health director that the individual is not affiliated with the OSU campus community and has been quarantined at this time," the statement said.

The City of Stillwater also released a statement responding to the Payne County case.

"We do our best to keep the public informed and make the best decisions we can," said Norman McNickle, Stillwater City Manager. "We are monitoring the situation closely."

McNickle went on to encourage residents to follow the hygience and social distancing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control. He also said the City of Stillwater will continue to provide essential services and community support through "thoughtful planning for several impact scenarios during this heightened public health risk.

The City of Stillwater is indefinitely closing the Senior Activity Center and encouraging faith-based groups to postpone or cancel in-person gatherings.