Start of the week COVID-19 update from state health department

Start of the week COVID-19 update from state health department

-As of this advisory, there are 2,680 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

-There are three additional deaths; one occurred in the past 24 hours and the other two died

between April 12-April 16.

-Two in Cleveland County, both males in the 65 and older age group.

-One in Caddo County, a male in the 50-64 age group.

-There are 143 total deaths in the state.

-Note: The number of total cumulative negative specimens, total cumulative number of specimens

to date, and the number currently hospitalized reported below are compiled through the Executive

-Order reports submitted to the governor. These reports are not submitted on the weekend, and

therefore, those numbers found in this report will be updated Tuesday. All other numbers listed in

this report is current.

-The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is partnering with the Choctaw Nation to open

a drive-thru testing site beginning today in McAlester. A list of other testing sites in the state

can be found here.

-Two additional COVID-19 testing sites are open in Tulsa today, April 20, thanks to

partnerships between the OSDH, Oklahoma State University (OSU) and the University of Oklahoma (OU).

Information for the OSU-Tulsa site can be found here. Information about the OU-Tulsa site is

available here.

-For more information, visit


Confirmed Positive Cases 2,680

Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date (As of April 17) 32,966

Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date (As of April 17) 35,561

Currently Hospitalized (As of April 17) 307

Total Cumulative Hospitalizations 561

Deaths in the Past 24 hours 1

Total Cumulative Deaths 143


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