OSDH: 3,410 Total Oklahomans Test Positive For Coronavirus; 207 Total Virus-Related Deaths Reported


Tuesday, April 28th 2020, 11:05 am
By: LeighAnne Manwarren


A total of 3,410 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and a total of 207 virus-related deaths have been reported, the state health department said Tuesday.

Ten more deaths were reported since Monday. All of them occurred between April 22 to 26.

Four people died in Tulsa County; a man aged 65 or older, a woman aged 65 or older, a man aged 50 to 64 and a woman aged 50 to 64.

Three people died in Washington County; two women aged 65 or older and a man aged 65 or older.

One woman aged 65 or older died in Caddo County. One man aged 65 or older died in Cleveland County. One woman aged 65 or older died in Delaware County.

A total of 693 Oklahomans have been hospitalized due to the virus with 288 patients currently in the hospital as of Tuesday.

As of Tuesday, a total of 56,289 tests have returned negative. This includes state testing and private lab testing since February.

As of Tuesday, 70 counties in the state have reported at least one COVID-19 case.

Oklahoma County has the most cases in the state with 729. Tulsa County has the second most cases with 506. Cleveland County has the third most with 410 cases.

Tulsa County has reported the most virus-related deaths in the state with 32. Oklahoma County has reported 29 virus-related deaths. Cleveland County has reported 28 virus-related deaths.

Click here to view the state's COVID-19 data

On Wednesday, Gov. Kevin Stitt introduced his multi-phase plan for reopening the state beginning with plans to reopen personal care businesses on Friday by appointment only. 

Read more: Governor Stitt Releases 3-Phase Plan To Reopen Oklahoma 

Mayors from Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Norman said their shelter in place orders take precedence over the state's and will stay in place through Thursday, April 30. 

Stitt issued an executive order April 2 declaring a health emergency in all 77 Oklahoma counties.

More: Gov. Stitt Declares Health Emergency To Strengthen State's Coronavirus Response 

The state health department advises anyone with COVID-19 symptoms such as shortness of breath, fever or coughing to stay home and limit person-to-person engagement. 

Related: 3,280 Total Oklahomans Test Positive For Coronavirus; 197 Total Virus-Related Deaths Reported, Health Officials Say

The state coronavirus hotline is open 24 hours and the number is 877-215-8336 or 211. For a list of coronavirus (COVID-19) links and resources, click here.

For an ongoing list of coronavirus (COVID-19)-related closings, cancellations and postponements, click here.