158 More Oklahomans Test Positive For Coronavirus; 5 More Virus-Related Deaths Reported, OSDH Says


Tuesday, June 9th 2020, 11:05 am
By: LeighAnne Manwarren


Five new virus-related deaths were reported and 158 more Oklahomans tested positive for coronavirus since Monday, according to daily numbers released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

A total of 7,363 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 353 total virus-related deaths were reported, the state health department said Tuesday.

Five deaths happened between April 5 to June 7.

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

One woman aged 65 or older died in Muskogee County. One man aged 18 to 35 died in Nowata County.

A total of 1,061 Oklahomans have been hospitalized due to the virus with 148 patients currently in the hospital.

So far, 6,073 Oklahomans have recovered from the virus with 59 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.

As of Tuesday, a total of 226,678 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 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.

More: Oklahoma To Begin Phase 3 Of 'Open Up & Recover Safely' Plan

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: 55 More Oklahomans Test Positive For Coronavirus; No New 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.