Oklahoma COVID-19 cases now at 248, Creek County cases double overnight

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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. 

Positive (In-State)248
Positive (Out-of-State)2
Negative*958
Hospitalized86
Deaths7

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

LaboratoryCases
Diagnostic Laboratory of Oklahoma48
State Public Health Laboratory83
Other117
Total248
Age Group, YearsCOVID-19 Cases*
00-042
05-172
18-3543
36-4952
50-6464
65+85
Total248
Age Range0-95 yrs
 COVID-19 Cases by Gender
Female119
Male129
Total248
CountyCOVID-19 Cases by County*Deaths
Adair20
Bryan10
Canadian60
Carter10
Cleveland393
Comanche30
Craig10
Creek100
Custer30
Delaware10
Garvin20
Grady20
Jackson10
Kay110
Lincoln10
Logan30
Mayes20
McClain20
Muskogee40
Noble20
Oklahoma732
Okmulgee20
Osage30
Ottawa10
Pawnee101
Payne50
Pontotoc10
Pottawatomie20
Sequoyah10
Stephens10
Tulsa411
Wagoner60
Washington50
Total2487
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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