State reaches 1,684 confirmed cases of COVID-19; Health department warns about gatherings during Easter

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There are now 1,684 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma, according to an update from the Oklahoma State Health Department on Thursday morning.

There is one additional death in Sequoyah County, a male older than 65.

There are 80 total deaths in the state.

In an effort to reduce the burden on first responders and decrease their risk of exposure to COVID-19, the public is reminded to only call 911 for true medical emergencies such as trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or being incoherent or having bluish lips or face. Those with other concerns should contact a medical provider.

Families are encouraged to celebrate the upcoming religious holidays and spring festivities virtually, avoiding large gatherings, in order to comply with social distancing guidelines and avoid the spread of COVID-19. 

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) continues to process the more than 12,000 negative COVID-19 test results received from private labs dating back to February; they are not reflected in this report.

Counties highlighted in yellow on the map above indicate a death in that county. As of April 9th
Positive (In-State)1,524
Positive (Out-of-State)2
Negative*1,479
Total Cumulative Hospitalizations390
Deaths79

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

LaboratoryCases
Diagnostic Laboratory of Oklahoma262
State Public Health Laboratory189
Other1,073
Total1,524
Age Group, YearsCOVID-19 CasesDeaths
00-04150
05-17250
18-352642
36-493153
50-6440211
65+50363
Total1,52479
Age Range: 0-102 yrsMedian Age: 56
GenderCasesDeaths
Female80237
Male72242
Total1,52479
CountyCasesDeaths
Adair252
Atoka10
Beaver10
Beckham10
Bryan30
Caddo60
Canadian401
Carter10
Cherokee161
Choctaw20
Cleveland21214
Comanche440
Cotton40
Craig50
Creek472
Custer50
Delaware130
Dewey10
Garfield50
Garvin110
Grady90
Grant10
Greer324
Jackson60
Jefferson10
Kay333
Kingfisher30
Kiowa10
Latimer41
Le Flore10
Lincoln100
Logan60
Love20
Major10
Marshall10
Mayes122
McClain150
McCurtain20
McIntosh10
Muskogee212
Noble60
Nowata100
Oklahoma31715
Okmulgee110
Osage335
Ottawa150
Pawnee231
Payne240
Pittsburg70
Pontotoc90
Pottawatomie201
Rogers190
Seminole41
Sequoyah101
Stephens111
Texas30
Tillman10
Tulsa29316
Wagoner574
Washington452
Woodward10
Total1,52479

* Community spread is defined as the spread of an illness for which the source of
infection is unknown. For purposes of our COVID-19 reporting, we are highlighting
the counties that contain a positive case.

Footnote: As additional information is obtained through the investigation process, today’s
table includes corrections for Garvin, McClain, and Osage counties which were reduced
by one case due to case duplication and residence clarification.

Data Source: Acute Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health.
*As of 2020-04-08 at 7:00 AM.
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