COVID-19 Situational Update
The 2019 Novel Coronavirus is increasingly in new reports and the situation continues to evolve rapidly in China and globally with a growing number of countries/jurisdictions affected. Cases in Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan and South Korea are concerning and have turned this epidemic into a pandemic.
There is an expanding global outbreak of a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. The disease the virus causes has been named COVID-19. While most COVID-19 cases are associated with travel to or from China, person-to-person spread is now being reported in other places, including Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. For the general public in Guthrie County, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 remains low.