COVID-19 cases have seen their sharpest increase yet, now rising by more than 84 cases in 24 hours to a total of 248. Creek County cases have jumped from 5 to 10 in the span of 24 hours. There have also been an additional two deaths in Cleveland County, a female in her 90s and a male in his 60s, bringing the total in Oklahoma to 7. New counties with cases include Comanche, Craig, Lincoln, Okmulgee, Ottawa and Sequoyah counties.
Today also marks the first day of a county-wide shutdown of all non-essential businesses, as ordered by Governor Stitt. Initially, Sapulpa was going to be included due to part of Sapulpa City limits being in Tulsa County. Since then, Creek County became one of the “affected counties” and it spread the shutdown to all cities in Creek County.
The “essential business” list has been expanded. Get more information on what counts as essential vs. non-essential here.
The increase in confirmed cases should not be a total surprise, as testing has also increased. OSDH has been working aggressively to establish four satellite testing locations in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Kay, and Pittsburg counties. To effectively develop a large-scale, statewide, satellite testing platform, OSDH is implementing a limited rollout in order to develop best practices for a more robust platform.
OSDH and its public health care partners will begin these new testing sites in phases. Phase one rolled out yesterday in Pittsburg County, with 100 test kits, and Kay County with limited testing supplies. Setting up this initial test phase allows the State’s medical professionals to gather public health data, outside of the hospital setting, while determining the projected capacity needed for effective COVID-19 testing throughout Oklahoma.
*Negative testing results are only from the State Public Health Laboratory and do not include private laboratory negative results.
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