3,618 Total Oklahomans Test Positive For Coronavirus; 222 Total Virus-Related Deaths Reported, OSDH Says

Thursday, April 30th 2020, 11:07 am
By: LeighAnne Manwarren

A total of 3,618 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and a total of 222 virus-related deaths have been reported, the state health department said Thursday.

Since Wednesday, the state health department reported 145 more coronavirus cases and eight more deaths.

Five deaths were reported in the last 24 hours and three happened between April 23 to 28.

Two women aged 65 or older died in Delaware County. Two women aged 65 or older died in McClain County.

One man aged 65 or older died in Oklahoma County. One man aged 50 to 64 died in Grady County. One man aged 65 or older died in Mayes County. One man aged 65 or old died in Wagoner County.

A total of 715 Oklahomans have been hospitalized due to the virus with 291 patients currently in the hospital.

As of Thursday, a total of 59,804 tests have returned negative. This includes state testing and private lab testing since February.

Oklahoma County has reported the most cases in the state with 773. Tulsa County has reported the second most with 567 cases. Cleveland County has reported the third most with 419 cases.

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

As of Thursday, 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: 3,473 Total Oklahomans Test Positive For Coronavirus; 214 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.