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Officials with City, County and Tulsa Health Provide COVID-19 Update

Posted at 9:27 AM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 14:43:03-04

Officials with the City of Tulsa, Tulsa County and Tulsa Health Department provided a coronavirus update.

Dr. Dart says the Tulsa Health Department has 400 specimen collection kits for uninsured and/or underinsured. Dart says there are appointments available this week. People are asked to call for phone screening and appointment scheduling.

Dr. Dart continued that most people who need a test are getting one, and that a peak is expected next week.

Mayor G.T. Bynum says we are in the critical moment according to modeling. He says knows Tulsans are enduring and making sacrifices, but we must remain vigilant.

As long as citizens do that they should, Bynum says the community has better odds of our hospital being able to handle patients.

Drive thru testing will be available tomorrow in east Tulsa for Tulsa area veterans, those interested are asked to call 1-888-397-8387.

The one city employee that tested positive for coronavirus is now recovering, Bynum continued, and said there are 45 currently in quarantine.

At this point, Bynum says that they are projecting to end the year $2.7 million behind, and they will utilize the Rainy Day Fund as needed.

Bynumn also reminded citizens that tornado season is approaching and to be weather aware.

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