Oklahoma to expand coronavirus contact tracing by texting
Text recipients have the option of being contacted with a phone call.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma State Department of Health says it will expand its coronavirus contact tracing by texting people who’ve had close contact with people infected with the virus. The department said Friday that messages will include only the recipient’s initials, allow the person to fill out a contact tracing interview and receive quarantine-related messages. Text recipients have the option of being contacted with a phone call. The department reports 29,116 confirmed cases of the virus on Friday and 484 deaths. The actual number of positive cases is likely much higher since many people haven’t been tested and some who get infected don’t show symptoms.