Claremore City Council

City leaders had a lot to discuss in terms of COVID-19 and local response.

Monday night, Claremore Emergency Management Director/Fire Chief Sean Douglas provided an update at the city level.

In looking at the risk levels provided by the state, Douglas said, "Rogers County is sitting at 23.61 daily cases per 100,000. That puts us in 'moderate risk' category by their scale."

"We don't know what happens if we move to the red, high risk phase. But in order to do that we, as a state, have to have under 5 percent available ICU beds, under five percent medical surgical beds, a high percent of ventilator availability and less than five days of PPE on hand—any one of those would trigger us to move to the high risk category," he said. "As things are looking right now, ICU beds are showing 19 percent availability, medical beds 20 percent, ventilators 69 percent, and average days of PPE is 16.9 days so it will likely be quite a while if trends continue this way before we move to that high risk category."

He provided a multi-day look at risk levels for Rogers County:

July 8- 11.03 per 100,000 population, July 17- 15.38 per 100,000 population, July 23- 18.42 per 100,000 population and July 30- 23.61 per 100,000 population.

"We've more than doubled the number of people testing positive daily in the last month," Douglas said. "Looking at the Global Health Institute's system of looking at county-wide data, in this one we're actually listed in the high-risk category in terms of daily cases per capita."

He said according to this model, stay at home orders are recommended for the high-risk level.

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