Two new virus-related deaths were reported and 117 more Oklahomans tested positive for coronavirus since Tuesday, according to daily numbers released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
A total of 7,480 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 355 total virus-related deaths were reported, the state health department said Wednesday.
Two deaths happened between June 4 to 8.
A woman aged 65 or older died in Cleveland County. A man aged 65 or older died in Seminole County.
A total of 1,075 Oklahomans have been hospitalized due to the virus with 150 patients currently in the hospital.
So far, 6,166 Oklahomans have recovered from the virus with 93 more cases considered recovered since Tuesday. 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 Wednesday, a total of 229,817 tests have returned negative. This includes state testing and private lab testing since February.
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.