Tulsa Health Department Executive Director Dr. Bruce Dart reported a positive sign in the fight against COVID-19 in Tulsa County.
Looking at the 7-day rolling average, Dr. Dart said new cases are starting to trend in the right direction.
“We’re seeing somewhat of a plateau or maybe even a slight decrease.” Dr. Dart told Dan Potter on the KRMG Morning News Friday.
Dr. Dart said this trend is a sign that people in Tulsa County are following the guidelines of wearing masks and limiting contact with other people.
Despite the positive sign, Dr. Dart said the coronavirus is still circulating and is doing so well. Dr. Dart said some of Tulsa’s neighboring cities are Tulsa County’s new COVID-19 hotspots.
“That border between Tulsa and Broken Arrow.” Dr. Dart said. “We’re starting to see more cases in Bixby and we’re also starting to see more cases in the city of Owasso.”
With flu season upon us, Dr. Dart told KRMG the continued use of masks and physical distancing would help mitigate transmission of influenza this year.