OSDH: 3,253 Total Oklahomans Test Positive For Cororonavirus; 195 Total Virus-Related Deaths Reported

Sunday, April 26th 2020, 11:55 am
By: News On 6

A total of 3,253 Oklahomans have tested positive for the coronavirus and a total of 195 virus-related deaths have been reported, the Oklahoma State Department of Health said Saturday.

One death was reported since Friday and 60 new cases. The state health department also reports that 2,139 patients have recovered.

Click here to view the state's COVID-19 data

On Wednesday, Gov. Kevin Stitt introduced his multi-phase plan for reopening the state beginning with plans to reopen personal care businesses on Friday by appointment only. 

Mayors from Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Norman said their shelter in place orders take precedence over the state's and will stay in place through Thursday, April 30. 

Read more: Governor Stitt Releases 3-Phase Plan To Reopen Oklahoma 

Stitt issued an executive order April 2 declaring a health emergency in all 77 Oklahoma counties. On April 1, he amended an earlier emergency declaration to close all non-essential businesses in all 77 counties.

More: Gov. Stitt Declares Health Emergency To Strengthen State's Coronavirus Response 

The state health department advises anyone with COVID-19 symptoms such as shortness of breath, fever or coughing to stay home and limit person-to-person engagement. 

Related: OSDH: 3,017 Total Oklahomans Test Positive For Coronavirus; 179 Total Virus-Related Deaths Reported

The state coronavirus hotline is open 24 hours and the number is 877-215-8336 or 211. For a list of coronavirus (COVID-19) links and resources, click here.

For an ongoing list of coronavirus (COVID-19)-related closings, cancellations and postponements, click here.