OSDH: 4,127 Total Oklahomans Test Positive For Coronavirus; 247 Total Virus-Related Deaths Reported

Tuesday, May 5th 2020, 11:04 am
By: LeighAnne Manwarren

A total of 4,127 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and a total of 247 virus-related deaths have been reported, the state health department said Tuesday.

That is nine more virus-related deaths and 83 more confirmed coronavirus cases since Monday.

Two deaths happened in the last 24 hours and seven happened between April 26 to May 3, health officials said.

Three deaths were reported in Oklahoma County; a woman aged 65 or older, a man aged 65 or older and a man aged 50 to 64.

Two deaths happened in Tulsa County; a woman aged 65 or older and a woman aged 50 to 64.

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

A woman aged 65 or older died in Lincoln County. A woman aged 50 to 64 died in Texas County.

A total of 773 Oklahomans have been hospitalized due to the virus with 236 currently in the hospital.

As of Tuesday, a total of 75,290 tests have returned negative. This includes state testing and private lab testing since February.

So far, 2,830 Oklahomans have recovered from the virus. Health officials said recovered means the patient is not hospitalized or deceased and it has been 14 days since the onset of symptoms or report.

As of Tuesday, 71 counties have reported at least one COVID-19 case.

Oklahoma County has reported the most cases in the state with 853. Tulsa County has reported 645 COVID-19 cases. Cleveland County has reported 439 cases.

Oklahoma and Tulsa counties are tied for the most reported virus-related deaths with 36 deaths in each county. Cleveland County has reported 30 virus-related deaths.

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

On April 28, Gov. Kevin Stitt said anyone who wished 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: 4,044 Total Oklahomans Test Positive For Coronavirus; No New Virus-Related Deaths Reported Since Saturday, 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.