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2 people to undergo testing for possible coronavirus in Oklahoma, health officials say

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SEE OVER FOUR INCHES, COMING UP. BACK TO YOU. ABIGAIL: DAMON, THANK YOU. TWO OKLAHOMANS ARE CURRENTLY BEING TESTED FOR POSSIBLE CORONAVIRUS. THIS INFORMATION JUST IN FROM OUR STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT. JESSICA: KOCO’S EVAN ONSTOT IS HERE. DEPARTMENT LATE THIS AFTERNOON. EVAN: YES AND THEY ARE QUICK TO SAY, THESE ARE NOT CONFIRMED CASES. LET ME SAY THAT AGAIN, THESE ARE NOT CONFIRMED CASES. THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT, NOW COORDINATING WITH LOCAL PHYSICIANS AND THE CDC ON THIS TESTING OF TWO PEOPLE. OKLAHOMA IS NOT ALONE HERE. ACROSS THE COUNTRY, THERE ARE 823 PEOPLE BEING TESTED. OF THOSE, FIVE CASES ARE CONFIRMED. 90 WERE NEGATIVE. CASES ARE STILL PENDING. THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TODAY, TALKING ABOUT THE SYMPTOMS.>> SYMPTOMS OF THIS NEW CORONAVIRUS ARE TYPICALLY FEVER AND LOWER RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS SUCH AS COUGH. AND THEY HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED IN PERSONS WHO HAVE TRAVELED TO WUHAN CITY IN CHIN EVAN: THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE DOES ALL FIVE CASES HAD TRAVELED TO WUHAN, CHINA. WORLDWIDE, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE SICK. IT’S CAUSED SO MUCH CONCERN, STOCK PRICES DROPPED 01575879 POINTS TODAY. THEY ARE TYING THAT EXACTLY TO THAT. AS

2 people to undergo testing for possible coronavirus in Oklahoma, health officials say

Oklahoma State Department of Health officials said they are coordinating coronavirus testing for two people who meet the criteria for persons under investigation. Although health officials are coordinating testing with health care providers and federal partners for two people, they said it’s important to note that a person Under investigation is not a case of novel coronavirus. “Even if a case of novel coronavirus in an Oklahoma resident, it is important to note the risk to the general public is low,” health officials told KOCO 5. “Public health officials identify possible contacts to a person under investigation and notify them to assess their exposure risk. “According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, all confirmed US cases have a history of travel to Wuhan, China, which is the epicenter of the outbreak. “Although five cases have been identified to date, of 110 persons under investigation identified in states, laboratory testing was negative for 32 individuals. Testing is pending for the remaining 110, “state health department officials said.

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Oklahoma State Department of Health officials said they are coordinating coronavirus testing for two people who meet the criteria for persons under investigation .

Although health officials are coordinating testing with health care providers and federal partners for two people, they said it’s important to note that a person under investigation is not a case of novel coronavirus.

“Even if a case of novel coronavirus in an Oklahoma resident, it is important to note the risk to the general public is low,” health officials told KOCO 5. “Public health officials identify possible contacts to a person under investigation and notify them to assess their exposure risk. “

According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, all confirmed US cases have a history of travel to Wuhan, China, which is the epicenter of the outbreak.

“Although five cases have been identified to date, of 728 Persons under investigation identified in 26 states, laboratory testing was negative for 32 individuals. Testing is pending for the remaining 90, “state health department officials said.

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