Two new virus-related deaths were reported and 146 more Oklahomans tested positive for coronavirus since Wednesday, according to daily numbers released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
A total of 7,626 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 357 total virus-related deaths were reported, the state health department said Thursday.
Two people died between June 1 to 9.
One woman aged 65 or older died in Tulsa County. One woman aged 50 to 64 died in McCurtain County.
A total of 1,092 Oklahomans have been hospitalized due to the virus with 153 patients currently in the hospital.
So far, 6,263 Oklahomans have recovered from the virus with 97 more cases considered recovered since Wednesday. 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 Thursday, a total of 233,819 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.