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A second case of the deadly COVID-19 coronavirus has been confirmed in Tulsa County.
The Tulsa Health Department (THD) confirmed in a Facebook post this morning, stating that a woman in her 20s was found to be “presumptive positive” for the virus after recently traveling to Italy.
The department stated that there was “no known link” between the patient and a man in his 50s who tested positive for the virus last week.
In the statement, THD said they “are working closely with OSDH as quickly as possible to conduct an epidemiological investigation and identify close contacts of the presumptive positive case.”
Yesterday, stock markets continued to plummet amid a mix of fears of the virus and a crash in oil prices.
News also broke yesterday that President Trump had come into contact with multiple people who themselves had been in immediate contact with someone infected with the virus. In a statement, the White House said that the president is in good health and has not been tested for COVID-19.
As concerns around the virus continue to spread, health officials are asking individuals who feel sick to remain at home. Those who believe they may have the virus should call their physician, urgent care or hospital prior to going in order to allow the medical facility to prepare for their arrival and help prevent the spread of the virus.
Still, the best way to prevent the spread of germs is to frequently wash and sanitize hands, cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough and limit physical contact.
The Black Wall Street Times will continue to stay on top of this story as it unfolds.