The confirmed case of the coronavirus in Cleveland County was transmitted locally, Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt said at a press conference.
The Oklahoman's Adam Kemp reported that Holt said confirmation came Sunday afternoon that the case was locally transmitted.
OKC Mayor David Holt: This afternoon we have received confirmation that a case in Cleveland County was transmitted locally.— Adam Cooper Kemp (@Adam_WK) March 15, 2020
According to the World Health Organization, people can avoid the disease through hand-washing, social distancing, keeping hands away from the face, practicing respiratory hygiene and seeking medical care quickly if symptoms — including fever, cough and difficulty breathing — arise.
According to the WHO, illness due to the coronavirus is generally mild, especially for children and young adults. But it can cause serious illness — about 1 in every 5 people who catch it need hospital care, and older people are at increased risk to experience serious illness.
OU has released a series of announcements regarding its monitoring of the coronavirus and answers to frequently asked questions about the coronavirus, which can be found on OU’s website.