Oklahoma crosses 4,000 cases of COVID-19, no new deaths since Saturday

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As of Monday morning, there are 4,044 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. There are no additional deaths.  There are 238 total deaths in the state.

COVID-19 Cases by county as of 05/04/2020

According to data from the Oklahoma State Health Department, of the 3,972 cases reported on 05/03/2020, 2,635 have been listed as “recovered”—that’s roughly a 66% recovery rate.

Additional symptoms announced

In his almost daily update, State Representative Mark Lawson mentioned that US CDC has added six new symptoms to the list of those associated with COVID-19: chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell. These symptoms may appear 2–14 days after exposure to the virus. People with COVID-19 may have the newly-announced symptoms, OR a combination of cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing or fever with at least two of the six newly-announced symptoms. Additional information is available at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

Feeling sick? Not sure what to do? Visit the Symptom Checker on the Oklahoma State Department of Health website to determine next steps. If you are unable to contact your medical provider or local health department, please call 2-1-1 to reach the 24/7 COVID-19 call center. 

Capitol partially reopening

The Legislature will convene Monday, with the Capitol building reopened to the public under several precautions put in place by health officials from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, who will be on-site to manage the reopening. Visitors must pass entry point screenings, visits to legislative offices are by appointment only, and social distancing guidelines will be strongly enforced throughout the building. Visitors are strongly encouraged to bring and wear masks. Disinfection will be done daily under clinical setting cleaning standards. The House and Senate lobbies will be closed. Events, tours, and large group visits remain prohibited for now. For health and safety, officials urged people to watch proceedings online from home unless they feel they must be at the Capitol.

Other resources

A list of COVID-19 testing sites in the state can be found here.

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

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Micah Choquette

Micah Choquette

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