1,745 more COVID-19 cases reported nationwide, 79 virus-related deaths added to preliminary death toll
1,745 more COVID-19 cases reported nationwide, 79 virus-related deaths added to preliminary death toll

1,745 more COVID-19 cases reported nationwide, 79 virus-related deaths added to preliminary death toll

Seventy-nine virus-related deaths and 1,745 coronavirus cases have been added to the state census since April 14, according to weekly figures released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

A total of 1,038,224 cases of COVID-19 have been reported since the beginning of the 2020 pandemic.

The preliminary death toll rose to 15,815, the state Department of Health said Thursday.

The rolling seven-day average of new cases is 71.

Currently, 979 Oklahomans are considered active cases in the state, OSDH said.

Pr. As of April 13, 5,841,149 total vaccine doses have been administered with 2,799,876 Oklahomans receiving at least one dose. More than 2,250,000 Oklahomans have completed both inoculations or are fully vaccinated, leaving 56.9% of the eligible Oklahoma population fully vaccinated.

About 77 Oklahomans are currently in acute OSDH-licensed facilities with 20 in the intensive care unit, and seven are currently in other types of facilities due to COVID-19. Out of the 77 admissions, 24 are pediatric admissions, OSDH said.

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The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced on March 7, 2022 that it is moving away from daily updates on COVID-19 and will instead provide weekly updates every Thursday.

Related: OSDH interrupts daily COVID-19 updates

Stitt issued a statement on November 7, 2020 and asked Oklahomans to “do the right thing” and to follow the CDC guidelines – practice social distancing, wear a face mask and wash your hands regularly – to help slow the spread.

On September 8, 2020, the State Department of Health said it has 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.

Antigen test is a fast test that can be completed in less than an hour. Molecular testing usually takes days before the results are available.

July 15, 2020, 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 on his health and quarantine.

Oklahoma reported its first infant death related to the virus on July 12, 2020. The child was a 13-year-old daughter of a soldier stationed at Fort Sill.

Shortly after the report of the girl’s death informs Superintendent Joy Hofmeister recommended all Oklahomans wear face masks to allow a safe reopening of schools in the fall.

On June 30, 2020, Stitt wore a face mask and “strongly encouraged” Oklahomans to follow the CDC guidelines regarding face masks.

More: Gov. Stitt recommends wearing face masks during state-of-the-art COVID-19 updates

Stitt said on April 28, 2020, that anyone who wanted to take a COVID-19 test could do so even if they have no symptoms.

Related: Governor Stitt presents state coronavirus numbers to show Oklahoma is ready 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 engagement.

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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