Fifty-four other virus-related deaths and 2,859 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in the state since Tuesday, according to daily figures released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
A total of 202,341 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and the total number of virus-related deaths has risen to 1,812, the state’s health department said on Wednesday.
This is the largest single-day increase in virus-related deaths in the state since the pandemic began in March.
The state’s health department said the deaths occurred between October 24 and November 30, and 37 of the 54 deaths have occurred since November 26.
Forty-seven of the deaths were in people aged 65 or older, six deaths were in people aged 50 to 64, and one was in a person aged 18 to 35.
Fifteen people have died in Oklahoma County; eight women aged 65 or over, one man aged 50 to 64 and six men aged 65 or over.
Nine people died in Tulsa County; a woman aged 50 to 64, three women aged 65 or over, a man aged 50 to 64 and four men aged 65 or over.
Four people died in the Canadian county; two women aged 65 or over and two men aged 65 or over.
Four people have died in Bryan County; one woman and three men aged 65 or over.
Two people died in Ottawa County; a woman aged 50 to 64 and a woman aged 65 or over.
Two people died in Pontotoc County; a woman and a man aged 65 or over.
Two people died in Wagoner County; a man aged 18 to 35 and a man aged 65 or over.
A woman aged 65 or older has died in Caddo County. A man aged 65 or older has died in Cherokee County. A woman aged 65 or older has died in Cleveland County.
A woman aged 65 or over has died in Comanche County. A man aged 65 or over has died in Cotton County. A man aged 65 or over has died in Creek County.
A woman between the ages of 50 and 64 has died in Haskell County. A woman aged 65 or older has died in Hughes County. A woman aged 50 to 64 has died in Latimer County.
A man aged 65 or over has died in Marshall County. A woman aged 65 or over has died in Murray County. A man aged 65 or older has died in Okmulgee County.
A woman aged 65 or older has died in Pawnee County. A man aged 65 or over has died in Seminole County. A woman aged 65 or over has died in Stephens County. A woman aged 65 or older has died in Tillman County.
The health department said 29,624 cases are considered active in the state.
A total of 12,578 Oklahomans have been hospitalized with the virus with 1,545 currently in OSDH-approved acute care facilities and 128 currently in other types of facilities.
So far, 170,905 Oklahomans have recovered from the virus and an additional 3,499 cases considered recovered since Tuesday. Health officials said cured means the patient has not been hospitalized or died and 14 days have passed since symptoms or report first appeared.
As of Wednesday morning, 1,940,738 tests have returned negative since testing began in February.
Click here to view the state’s COVID-19 data.
As cases and hospitalizations continued to climb, Gov. Kevin Stitt has launched new actions to help fight the spread.
On Thursday, November 19, bars and restaurants will close at 11 p.m. for in-person service and tables will need to be six feet apart or room dividers will need to be used.
A mask warrant has been issued for state employees and for those seeking access to state buildings.
The state’s health department corrected the daily total from November 7 to November 8 and chose not to release new daily COVID-19 totals from Saturday to Sunday.
Health officials said it had removed duplicate cases from the total, but the total number only dropped from 4,741 to 4,507, a drop from 234.
On November 8, State Health Commissioner Dr Lance Frye released the following statement:
“Today’s individual case number, 4,507, is a corrected version of yesterday’s number with all duplicate cases removed. Today we will not be releasing a new daily case number, which will allow to our data reporting system to catch up and ensure that duplicates are removed from the daily count prior to publication. As of tomorrow, the published daily number will not include any duplicates. We are committed to providing to the public and media accurate and transparent data, which will ensure that the daily count reflects the actual number of cases. We will continue to report the 7-day average, the percentage of positivity and hospitalizations in addition to the daily count to give a more complete picture of trends. We have no reason to believe our revised figure is an anomaly, but rather shows the community is spreading. We continue to urge all Oklahomians to take it seriously x this highly contagious virus and to act immediately to avoid large gatherings, wear a mask, wash your hands and watch your distances. other. Together, we can reduce these numbers and protect our friends, family and neighbors. “
Stitt released a statement Nov. 7 and called on Oklahomans to “do the right thing” and follow CDC guidelines – practice social distancing, wear a face mask and wash their hands regularly – to help slow the spread .
On September 8, the state’s health department said it had started the transition to include antigen test results in the state’s data collection and reporting system. A positive antigen test result is considered a “probable” case, while a positive molecular test result is considered a “confirmed” case.
The antigen test is a quick test that can be done in less than an hour. Molecular tests usually take days before results are available.
On July 15, Stitt said he tested positive for COVID-19, making him the first governor in the country to test positive for the virus. He has since posted video updates regarding his health and quarantine.
Oklahoma reported its first child death from the virus on July 12. The child was the 13-year-old daughter of a soldier stationed at Fort Sill.
Shortly after the girl’s death was reported, State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister recommended that all Oklahomans wear face masks to allow schools to reopen safely in the fall.
On June 30, Stitt wore a face mask and “strongly encouraged” Oklahomans to follow CDC guidelines for face masks.
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On April 28, Stitt said anyone wishing to take a COVID-19 test could do so even if they were not showing symptoms.
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The state’s health department is advising anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 such as shortness of breath, fever, or cough to stay home and limit person-to-person engagement.
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The state coronavirus hotline is 877-215-8336 or 211. For a list of coronavirus (COVID-19) links and resources, click here.