While the COVID-19 case count in Rogers County had been holding somewhat steady, the numbers have been climbing since late last week.
Friday, the Okahoma State Department of Health reported a total of 100 cases. By Monday the report showed 128 and Tuesday it climbed to 132.
As of Wednesday, June 24, OSDH reports show a total of 142 cases, five deaths and 96 recovered cases.
As of this advisory, there are 11,510 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma and 372 total deaths in the state.
“There has been an increase in the number of positive cases throughout the state, however those increases have been in the younger age groups (18-35),” said Oklahoma State Department of Health regional director for Rogers County Maria Alexander. “As people are becoming more socially engaged, we have to remember that we still need to practice the basics; social distancing, wearing a mask, and good hand hygiene.”
She added, “Some may feel this virus is not a risk to
them personally, but they may be in contact with those in their families or social groups with who it has shown to be a great risk.”
Alexander said the Rogers County Health Department is still providing testing each day and that anyone who has symptoms or who believes they have been exposed, should call to schedule an appointment.
“It takes very little time,” she said. “And you can get your results in just a few days.”
More information can be found at the OSDH website, www.ok.gov /health