Fifteen new virus-related deaths and 861 new coronavirus cases were reported in the state since Monday, according to daily numbers released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
A total of 39,463 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and the total number of deaths went up to 566, the state health department said on Tuesday.
Of the 15 deaths identified, one happened in the last 24 hours.
Four people died in Oklahoma County; three men and a woman aged 65 or older.
Three people died in Cleveland County; a man aged 50 to 64, and a man and a woman aged 65 or older.
Two people died in Rogers County; a woman aged 50 to 64 and a man aged 65 or older.
One man aged 65 or older died in Adair County. One woman aged 18 to 35 died in Canadian County. One woman aged 50 to 64 died in Carter County.
One man aged 18 to 35 died in Cherokee County. One man aged 50 to 64 died in Jackson County. One man aged 65 or older died in McCurtain County.
A total of 3,375 Oklahomans have been hospitalized due to the virus with 504 patients currently in the hospital.
So far, 32,319 Oklahomans have recovered from the virus with 1,154 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 morning, 617,813 tests have returned negative since testing began in February.
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On Thursday, July 30, Gov. Kevin Stitt announced the state plans to use $10 million in federal funding to buy more than one million reusable masks, disposable gowns and gloves, as well as more than 40,000 face shields for school districts.
He also said the health department and state Department of Education are working on forming a plan to have teachers be tested for COVID-19 at least once every month.
On July 15, Stitt said he had tested positive for COVID-19, making him the first governor in the country to test positive for the virus. He has since posted video updates of concerning his health and quarantine.
Oklahoma reported its first child death related to the virus on July 12. The child was a 13-year-old daughter of a soldier stationed at Fort Sill.
Shortly after the report of the girl's death, state Superintendent Joy Hofmeister recommended for all Oklahomans to wear face masks to allow the safely reopening of schools in the fall.
On June 30, Stitt wore a face mask and "strongly encouraged" Oklahomans to follow CDC guidelines pertaining to face masks.
On April 28, Stitt said anyone who wished to take a COVID-19 test could do so even if they are not presenting symptoms.
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.
Previous Day's Report: 377 More COVID-19 Cases, 1 Additional Virus-Related Death Reported, Health Officials Say
The state coronavirus hotline is 877-215-8336 or 211. For a list of coronavirus (COVID-19) links and resources, click here.