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Tulsa Health Department advises north Sapulpa residents to 'stay at home' due to risk category

Posted at 5:55 PM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 08:24:29-04

TULSA, Okla. — The Tulsa Health Department is asking people living north of Sapulpa “stay at home.”

A zip code between Sapulpa and Oakhurst is under the “severe risk” category for COVID-19 spread. That’s according to the Tulsa Health Department's new COVID-19 zip code map. The department’s team of contact tracers are working to find out why 74131 and neighboring, 74050, have a higher case rate than others.

An area is categorized as “severe” when there are .34 cases per 1,000 people. Under this category, the health department advises everyone to wear a mask, social distance, wash hands and “stay at home.”

“If we’re starting to see changes and prevalence within a zip code, that means there’s something going on with people not following recommendations,” Tulsa Health Department’s Dr. Bruce Dart said.

North of Broken Arrow, 74134, and downtown Tulsa, 74103, are two other “severe risk” areas.

READ MORE: Tulsa Health Department’s COVID-19 risk map shows 3 severe risk zip codes

The Tulsa Health Department is monitoring these areas closely but there's no word on when they will identify specific reasons for its severity.

Meanwhile, the department also reported 3% of Tulsans within the county have contracted the virus since the beginning of the pandemic.

CLICK HERE to access Tulsa Health Department's new COVID-19 Zip code map

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