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Second Coronavirus Case Confirmed in Tulsa County

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Posted at 11:06 AM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 13:37:09-04

TULSA — The second positive case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Oklahoma, according to Tulsa Health Department's Facebook page.

The test results came back from the Oklahoma State Department of Health's laboratory, officials say, as a "presumptive" positive case of COVID-19, better known as coronavirus.

The new positive case is a woman in her 20s, officials say, with a history of traveling to Italy, and is currently in Tulsa County.

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This comes four days after the first coronavirus case was confirmed in Oklahoma by state and local officials.

On March 6, during a press conference, officials announced the first confirmed case was in Tulsa County.

The individual, a man in his 50s, recently traveled to Italy, officials said. The man arrived in Tulsa on Feb. 23 and became sick on Feb. 29.

There is no evidence of community spread and the risk to the public is low, officials said.

Officials say the two Tulsa County cases have no relation to one another.

Public health officials are urging citizens practice common infection control measures like hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home when individuals feel sick.

The CDC advises against all non-essential travel to China, South Korea, Italy and Iran.

Travelers returning from these countries should self-isolate for 14 days, and report any signs and symptoms to a health care provider. All cruise travel to and within Asia should be avoided.

Officials say symptoms of the COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, include fever, cough and shortness of breath.

If you have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread and you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call the Tulsa Health Department 918-582-WELL (9355) or your health care provider for recommendations.

Click here for the Oklahoma State Department of Health's coronavirus website.

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