OSDH: 3,972 Total Oklahomans Test Positive For Coronavirus; 238 Total Virus-Related Deaths Reported


Sunday, May 3rd 2020, 11:11 am
By: News On 6, News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY -

A total of 3,972 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and a total of 238 virus-related deaths have been reported, the state health department said Saturday.


Since Saturday the state health department reported 121 more coronavirus cases with no additional deaths. 81 more Oklahoma have recovered with the total number of recovered cases at 2,635.


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

On Tuesday, Gov. Kevin Stitt said anyone who wishes to take a COVID-19 test could do so even if they are not presenting symptoms.

Related: Gov. Stitt Presents State's Coronavirus Figures To Show Oklahoma Is Ready To Reopen

On April 22, Stitt introduced his multi-phase plan for reopening the state beginning with plans to reopen personal care businesses on Friday by appointment only. 

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

Oklahoma City and Tulsa started reopening on Friday, May 1, after they allowed their shelter in place orders expire.

Stitt issued an executive order April 2 declaring a health emergency in all 77 Oklahoma 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: 3,618 Total Oklahomans Test Positive For Coronavirus; 222 Total Virus-Related Deaths Reported, OSDH Says

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.