One more virus-related death was reported and 96 more Oklahomans tested positive for coronavirus since Thursday, according to daily numbers released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
A total of 7,003 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 345 total virus-related deaths were reported, the state health department said Friday.
A technical glitch delayed the release of the daily coronavirus numbers by more than six hours.
The information concerning the one death was not released by the state health department on Friday.
So far, 5,867 Oklahomans have recovered from the virus with 86 more cases considered recovered since Thursday. 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.
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.
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.
Oklahoma health officials and Stitt said the coronavirus data was trending downward and was safe to proceed to phase 3 of the reopening plan on June 1.
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.
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.