COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma enter triple digits as a third death is reported

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There are now 106 positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma, according to an official update from the State Health Department on Wednesday morning.

A third death has also been reported—a woman in her 60s from Cleveland County.

Governor Stitt will hold a press conference later today with an update regarding the state’s actions to combat COVID-19.

There has also been a change to the age grouping chart to show more comprehensive reporting in the 18-49 range. It’s now being broken down into 18-35 and 36-49 ranges. See the full breakdown below.

The increase in cases was and is expected to continue to climb as more test results continue to be submitted. The number of COVID-19 test results submitted by private labs has grown in the past 24-hours. Earlier this month, the Commissioner designated COVID-19 as a disease that is immediately reportable to OSDH upon suspicion, diagnosis, or test. Any laboratories that fail or refuse to report findings to OSDH may subject to civil and criminal penalties.

Over the past week, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has worked to move as much of its workforce as possible to teleworking. As of Friday, 51 percent were teleworking, and by the end of today, 75 percent of the agency’s central office workforce will be teleworking. A large number of the OSDH workforce, including those at county health departments, are at the epicenter of responding to COVID-19. The Commissioner of Health is committed to a structure that is safe for employees while also delivering robust, coordinated services to address the pandemic in Oklahoma.

Locally, Sapulpa is trying to slow the spread of the disease by preventing gathering, while still supporting small businesses and restaurants by allowing them to keep their dining rooms open with restrictions. A vote on the matter narrowly passed yesterday.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) continues to support guidelines from the CDC related to social distancing and personal hygiene. OSDH encourages Oklahomans to stay home, reduce person-to-person contact, wash hands frequently, and avoid touching your face. If you develop symptoms such as fever, shortness of breath or cough, please contact your medical professional or call the COVID-19 call center at 877-215-8336 or 211 for assistance.

For more information, visit coronavirus.health.ok.gov. Read all of our Coronavirus coverage at sapulpatimes.com/coronavirus


COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

Positive (In-State)106
Positive (Out-of-State)2
Negative*735
Hospitalizations25
Deaths3

*Negative testing results are only from the State Public Health Laboratory and do not include private laboratory negative results.

COVID-19 Cases by Testing Laboratory

LaboratoryCases
State Public Health Laboratory53
Diagnostic Laboratory of Oklahoma17
Other36
TOTAL106

COVID-19 Cases by Age Group

Age Group, YearsCOVID-19 Cases*
00-042
18-3526
36-4923
50-6426
65+29
Total106
Age Range0-91 yrs

COVID-19 Cases by Gender

Male56
Female50
Total106

COVID-19 Cases by County

CountyCOVID-19 Cases by County*
Canadian4
Cleveland22
Custer1
Garvin2
Grady1
Jackson1
Kay5
Logan1
Mays1
McClain1
Muskogee1
Noble2
Oklahoma41
Pawnee4
Payne3
Pontotoc1
Tulsa12
Wagoner1
Washington2
Total106

 

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Micah Choquette

Micah Choquette

Micah is the owner/Editor-In-Chief of Sapulpa Times and passionate about telling the everyday stories in the town that we love. You can find him on Twitter at @meetmicah or email him at news@sapulpatimes.com.

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