OSDH: 3,473 Total Oklahomans Test Positive For Coronavirus; 214 Total Virus-Related Deaths Reported


Wednesday, April 29th 2020, 11:02 am
By: LeighAnne Manwarren


A total of 3,473 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and a total of 214 virus-related deaths have been reported, the state health department said Wednesday.

Since Tuesday, the state health department reported 63 more coronavirus cases.

Seven more deaths were reported since Tuesday. Three happened in the last 24 hours and four happened between April 16 to 26.

Two people died in Oklahoma County; a man aged 65 or older and a man aged 36 to 49.

One man aged 65 or older died in Tulsa County. One man aged 65 or older died in Garvin County. One woman aged 65 or older died in Kay County.

One man aged 65 or older died in Muskogee County. One man aged 50 to 64 died in Washington County.

A total of 703 Oklahomans have been hospitalized due to the virus with 283 patients currently in the hospital as of Wednesday.

As of Wednesday, a total of 57,794 tests have returned negative. This includes state testing and private lab testing since February.

Oklahoma County has the most confirmed cases in the state with 743. Tulsa County has the second most cases with 522. Cleveland County has the third most cases with 417.

Tulsa County has reported the most virus-related deaths with 33. Oklahoma County has reported the second most with 31 deaths. Cleveland County has reported the third most with 28 deaths.

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

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

On Tuesday, Gov. Kevin Stitt said anyone who wishes to take a COVID-19 test could do so even if they are not presenting symptoms.

Related: Gov. Stitt Presents State's Coronavirus Figures To Show Oklahoma Is Ready To Reopen

On April 22, 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: OSDH: 3,410 Total Oklahomans Test Positive For Coronavirus; 207 Total Virus-Related Deaths Reported

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.