End of week COVID-19 update from State Health Department

End of week COVID-19 update from State Health Department

-As of this advisory, there are 1,794 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

-There are an additional eight deaths:

-Two in Oklahoma County, a female in the 50- 64 age group and a male over the age of 65.

-Two in Osage County, both males older than 65.

-One in Creek County, a male older than 65.

-One in Garfield County, a female older than 65.

-One in Pawnee County, a male older than 65.

-One in Pottawatomie County, a female older than 65.

-There are 88 total deaths in the state.

-The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is working closely with partners at long term

care facilities to ensure proper infection control measures are in place in order to minimize the

impact of COVID-19 to residents and staff within the facilities.

-In the agency’s daily COVID-19 Executive Order Report, dated April 9, OSDH began releasing

race and ethnicity data on COVID-19 positive cases and deaths. The data will be updated daily

moving forward here.

-Families are encouraged to celebrate the upcoming religious holidays and spring festivities

virtually, avoiding large gatherings, in order to comply with social distancing guidelines and

avoid the spread of COVID- 19.

-In an effort to reduce the burden on first responders and decrease their risk of exposure to

COVID-19, the public is reminded to only call 911 for true medical emergencies such as trouble

breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or being incoherent or having

bluish lips or face. Those with other concerns should contact a medical provider.

-For more information, visit coronavirus.health.ok.gov.

COVID-19 OKLAHOMA TEST RESULTS

-Positive (In-State) 1,794

-Positive (Out-of-State) 2

-Total Cumulative Negative Specimens 20,370

-Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date 22,246

Total Cumulative Hospitalizations 428

Deaths 88

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