OSDH: 397 New COVID-19 Cases, 2 Additional Virus-Related Deaths Reported

Monday, August 10th 2020, 11:04 am
By: LeighAnne Manwarren

Two new virus-related deaths and 397 new coronavirus cases were reported in the state since Sunday, according to daily numbers released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

A total of 43,963 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and the total number of deaths went up to 605, the state health department said on Monday.

One of the two deaths happened in the last 24 hours.

Two people died in Jackson County; a man aged 50 to 64 and a woman aged 65 or older.

The state health department said 6,980 Oklahomans are considered active COVID-19 cases.

A total of 3,625 Oklahomans have been hospitalized due to the virus with 594 patients in the hospital as of Friday evening.

So far, 36,378 Oklahomans have recovered from the virus with 326 more cases considered recovered since Sunday. 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 Friday evening, 650,485 tests have returned negative since testing began in February.

Click here to view the state's COVID-19 data.

On July 15, Gov. Kevin 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.

More: Gov. Stitt Recommends Wearing Face Masks During Update Concerning COVID-19 In State

On April 28, 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

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: 486 More Oklahomans Test Positive Fro COVID-19; No New Virus-Related Deaths Reported

The state coronavirus hotline is 877-215-8336 or 211. For a list of coronavirus (COVID-19) links and resources, click here.