State Health Department Reports 151 More Coronavirus Cases, 3 More Virus-Related Deaths


Saturday, May 16th 2020, 11:04 am
By: News On 6, News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY -

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 151 more confirmed coronavirus cases and three more virus-related deaths since Friday according to numbers released Saturday morning.

A total of 5,237 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 288 total virus-related deaths have been reported, the state health department said Friday.

Of the three additional deaths, none occurred in the past 24 hours and the others died between April 30-May 13.

  1. One in Oklahoma County, a male in the 50-64 age group.
  2. One in Caddo County, a male in the 65 and older age group. 
  3. One in Cleveland County, a male in the 65 and older 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: OSDH: 110 More Oklahomans Test Positive For Coronavirus; 6 Additional 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.