119 More Confirmed Coronavirus Cases In State; More Virus-Related Deaths Reported, Health Officials Say

Tuesday, May 12th 2020, 11:06 am
By: LeighAnne Manwarren

Four more virus-related deaths and 119 more confirmed coronavirus cases were reported in Oklahoma since Monday, according to daily numbers released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

A total of 4,732 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and a total of 278 virus-related deaths have been reported, the state health department said Tuesday.

Oklahoma State Health Department officials identified five new deaths and said one happened in the last 24 hours and the others happened between April 30 to May 9.

One woman aged 50 to 64 died in Tulsa County. One woman aged 65 or older died in Cleveland County.

One woman aged 65 or older died in Greer County. One woman aged 65 or older died in Ottawa County. One man aged 65 or older died in Tillman County.

A total of 840 Oklahomans have been hospitalized due to the virus with 190 patients currently in the hospital.

As of Tuesday, a total of 101,082 tests have returned negative. This includes state testing and private lab testing since February.

So far, 3,423 Oklahomans have recovered from the virus with 182 more cases considered recovered since Monday. 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.

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: 24 More Oklahomans Test Positive For Coronavirus; 2 More 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.