Nine new virus-related deaths and 4,741 new coronavirus infections have been reported in the state since Friday, according to daily figures released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
“Today’s numbers are backlog due to continued transition from manual to electronic reporting systems at a number of laboratories across the state. We have reason to believe OSDH said in a statement to Saturday’s numbers, the case count will continue to go up without backlog and duplication.
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A total of 136,492 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 since the first case was reported.
The total number of virus-related deaths rose to 1,438, the state health department said Saturday, none of which had been identified in the past 24 hours.
o One person in Cleveland County, a male 65 years of age or older.
o One person in Garfield County, a male 65 years of age or older.
o One in Jackson County, a woman age 65 and older.
o One in Lincoln County, one male between the ages of 50-64.
o One person in Oklahoma County, a woman 65 years of age or older.
o One person in Osage County, a male 65 years or older.
o One person in Rogers County, a male 65 years of age or older.
o One in Tulsa County, a woman 50-64 years old.
o One person in Washita County, a man 65 years of age or older.
A total of 9,583 Oklahomans were hospitalized due to the virus with 1,045 Oklahomans currently hospitalized.
As of Friday morning, 1,571,321 tests have had negative results since testing began in February.
Friday number: OSDH: 1,878 new COVID-19 cases, 16 other virus-related deaths reported
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On July 15, Governor Kevin Stitt said he had tested positive for COVID-19, making him the first governor of the country to test positive for the virus. He posted up to date video regarding his health and quarantine.
Oklahoma announced their first child of a virus-related death on July 12. The child was the 13-year-old daughter of a soldier stationed at Fort Sill.
Immediately following the report of the girl’s death, State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister recommended all Oklahomans to wear masks to allow schools to reopen safely in the fall.
On June 30, Stitt wore a mask and “strongly encouraged” Oklahomans to follow CDC’s instructions regarding the mask.
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On April 28, Stitt said anyone who wanted a COVID-19 test could do so even if they didn’t show symptoms.
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The state health department recommends that anyone with COVID-19 symptoms such as difficulty breathing, fever or cough should stay home and limit person-to-person communication. The state coronavirus hotline is 877-215-8336 or 211. For a list of coronavirus (COVID-19) links and resources, click here.