OSDH: 3,748 Total Oklahomans Test Positive For Coronavirus; 230 Total Virus-Related Deaths Reported


Friday, May 1st 2020, 10:59 am
By: LeighAnne Manwarren


A total of 3,748 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and a total of 230 virus-related deaths have been reported, the state health department said Friday.

Since Thursday, the state health department reported 130 more coronavirus cases and eight more deaths.

One death happened in the last 24 hours and seven happened between April 21 to 29.

Three people died in Washington County; two men aged 65 or older and one woman aged 65 or older.

One woman aged 65 or older died in Oklahoma County. One woman aged 65 or older died in Cleveland County. One man aged 65 or older died in Comanche County.

One man aged 65 or older died in Pontotoc County. One man aged 65 or older died in Rogers County.

A total of 731 Oklahomans have been hospitalized due to the virus with 255 patients currently in the hospital.

As of Friday, a total of 62,714 tests have returned negative. This includes state testing and private lab testing since February.

Oklahoma County reported the most cases in the state with 816. Tulsa County has the second most cases with 584. Cleveland County has the third most cases with 426.

Tulsa County reported the most virus-related deaths in the state with 33. Oklahoma County reported 31 virus-related deaths. Cleveland County reported 29 virus-related deaths.

As of Friday, 70 counties 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 

Oklahoma City and Tulsa started reopening on Friday, May 1, after they allowed their shelter in place orders expire.

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

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.