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ST Medical Monday: An Update on COVID-19 in Tulsa County

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Aired on Monday, March 9th.

Public health officials in Tulsa -- and everywhere else, of course -- are now monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus, COVID-19. This virus was first identified in China in January. Late last week, the first confirmed COVID-19 case was announced in Tulsa County: a man in his fifties who had recently visited Italy. On this edition of ST Medical Monday, we offer an update on this still-evolving, fast-changing situation. Our guest is the Tulsa Health Department's executive director, Dr. Bruce Dart, who has worked in public health for forty years. And please note that, according to the CDC, the immediate threat to the American public is low at present. Also, you can learn much more about COVID-19 at the Tulsa Health Department website as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

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