Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 11:01 am
By: LeighAnne Manwarren
According to daily numbers released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health, since Monday, the state reported eleven more virus-related deaths and 1,025 newly confirmed coronovirus cases.
The state’s Department of Health said on Tuesday that a total of 86,219 Oklahoma people have tested positive for COVID-19 in confirmed tests and that the total number of deaths has risen to 1,018.
One of the 11 deaths occurred in the last 24 hours.
Two women 65 or older died in Tulsa County.
Two men 65 or older died in Rogers County.
A man aged between 50 and 64 died in Oklahoma County. A man between the ages of 50 and 64 died in Beckham County. A man aged 65 or older died in Creek County.
A woman 65 or older died in Grant County. A woman aged 65 or older died in Okfuskey County. A man 65 years or older died in Payne County.
One person 65 years of age or older died in Texas County.
The Health Department said that 13,244 cases are considered active in the state.
At present, a total of 6,366 Oklamans have been admitted to the hospital with 618 Oklahomans in the hospital.
Of the 1,149 cases recovered since Monday, 71,957 have been recovered from the Oklahoma virus. Health officials said the recovery means that the patient is not hospitalized or dead and it has been 14 days since the onset of symptoms or reports.
From the beginning of February till Tuesday morning, 1,106,184 tests have come negative.
Click here to see the state’s COVID-19 data.
On September 8, the state’s Department of Health said it had begun 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.
An antigen test is a rapid test that can be completed in less than an hour. Molecular tests usually take days before results are available.
On July 15, Kevin Stitt said he had 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 of his health and quarantine.
Oklahoma reported its first child death related to the virus on 12 July. The child was the 13-year-old daughter of a soldier stationed at Fort Gill.
Shortly after the girl’s death was reported, Superintendent of State Joey Hoffmister recommended all Oklahoma wear face masks to allow schools to safely reopen in Fall.
On June 30, Stitt wore a face mask and “strongly encouraged” the Oklahomans to follow the CDC’s guidelines.
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On April 28, Stitt said that anyone who wants to take the COVID-19 test can do so even if they are not presenting symptoms.
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The state’s health department advises anyone with COVID-19 symptoms such as shortness of breath, fever, or cough to stay home and limit person-to-person contact.
Previous day: OSDH: 861 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more virus-related death reported
The state coronavirus hotline is 877-215-8336 or 211. For a list of coronavirus (COVID-19) links and resources, click here.