OSDH Reports 66 New Coronavirus Cases In Oklahoma; 4 More Virus-Related Deaths


Saturday, May 9th 2020, 11:08 am
By: News On 6, News9.com


Four more virus-related deaths and 66 more confirmed coronavirus cases were reported in Oklahoma since Friday, according to daily numbers released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

A total of 4,490 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and a total of 270 virus-related deaths have been reported, the state health department said Friday.

 

Two deaths occurred in the past 24 hours while the others died between May 6-May 7.

  1. One in Oklahoma County, a female in the 50-64 age group.
  2. One in Delaware County, a male in the 65 and older age group.
  3. One in Pittsburg County, a male in the 65 and older age group.
  4. One in Washington County, a male in the 50-64 age group.



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

On April 28, Gov. Kevin Stitt said anyone who wished 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: 129 More Oklahomans Test Positive For Coronavirus; 7 Additional Virus-Related Deaths Reported, Health Officials Say

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.