1,117 more Oklahomans test positive for COVID-19; 13 additional virus-related deaths reported


Thursday, 30 July 2020, 10:59 am

By: LeighAnne Manwarren

Thirteen new virus-related deaths and 1,117 new coronovirus cases occurred in the state since Wednesday, according to daily numbers released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

The state’s Department of Health said Thursday that a total of 35,740 Oklahoma people have tested positive for COVID-19 and the total number of deaths is 536.

Health officials said that none of the 13 deaths occurred in the last 24 hours.

Four people died in Tulsa County; Two men and two women, aged 65 or over.

Two people died in Cleveland County; A man and a woman who are 65 or older.

Two people died in McCurton County; A man and a woman who are 65 or older.

Two men 65 or older died in Oklahoma County.

A man 65 or older died in Caddo County. A man aged 65 or older died in Mayes County. A man aged 65 or older died in Okmulgei County.

The hospital currently has 647 patients with a total of 3,104 Oklahomans hospitalized due to the virus.

Since Wednesday, 1,025 recovered cases and 28,411 Oklahomans have been recovered from the virus. Health officials said the recovery means the patient is not hospitalized or dead and it has been 14 days since the onset of symptoms or reports.

As of Thursday morning, 579,276 tests have come negative since testing began in February.

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 Oklahomans wear face masks to allow them to safely reopen schools in Fall.

On June 30, Stitt wore a face mask and “strongly encouraged” the Oklahomans to follow the CDC’s guidelines.

more: Update states recommend wearing face masks during COVID-19 update

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.

related: State government coronovirus figures show Oklahoma is set to reopen

The state Department of Health advises anyone with COVID-19 symptoms such as shortness of breath, fever, or cough to stay home and limit person-to-person involvement.

Previous day report: OSDH: 848 more positive COVID-19 cases, 14 additional virus-related deaths reported

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

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