State Health Department Reports 73 New Coronavirus Cases, 0 New Virus-Related Deaths

Sunday, May 17th 2020, 11:09 am
By: News On 6, News 9


The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 73 more confirmed coronavirus cases and no new virus-related deaths have been reported since Saturday's situation update.

A total of 5,310 Oklahomans have now tested positive for COVID-19 and 288 total virus-related deaths have been reported, the state health department said Friday. A total of 3,983 Oklahomans have recovered.

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: OSDH: 110 More Oklahomans Test Positive For Coronavirus; 6 Additional 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.