OSDH: 67 Oklahomans Test Positive For Coronavirus; No Virus-Related Deaths Reported Since Saturday

Monday, June 1st 2020, 11:07 am
By: News 9

Zero new virus-related deaths were reported and 67 more Oklahomans tested positive for coronavirus since Sunday, according to daily numbers released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

A total of 6,573 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 334 total virus-related deaths were reported, the state health department said Monday.

No new virus-related deaths have been reported since Saturday, according to daily coronavirus numbers.

A total of 986 Oklahomans have been hospitalized due to the virus with 154 patients in the hospital as of Friday evening.

So far, 5,511 Oklahomans have recovered from the virus with 19 more cases considered recovered since Sunday. 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 Friday evening, a total of 186,700 tests have returned negative. This includes state testing and private lab testing since February.

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: 88 More Oklahomans Test Positive For Coronavirus; 0 New 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.