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Situation Update: COVID-19

(Editor’s Note: Share Medical Center in Alva announced via social media Thursday that they had their first positive test for COVID-19. That is not yet reflected in the following state report.) As of this advisory April 16 at 7 a.m., there are...

 

Situation Update: COVID-19

As of this advisory on April 14 at 7 a.m., there are 2,184 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. There are nine additional deaths: One in Tulsa County, a female in the 65 and older age group. One in Major County, a female in the 18-35...

 

Situation Update: COVID-19

As of this advisory on April 15 at 7 a.m., there are 2,263 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. There are 15 additional deaths; four of them occurred in the past 24 hours and the others died between April 3-April 13. Three in Oklahoma Co...

 

Current Situation

COVID-19 is a virus identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China in 2019 and has since spread globally into a pandemic. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of...

 

Situation Update: COVID-19

As of this advisory at 7 a.m. on April 11, there are 1,868 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. There are an additional six deaths: Three in Cleveland County, two females and a male in the 65 and older age group. Two in Oklahoma County,...

 

Situation Update: COVID-19

As of this advisory on April 9 at 7 a.m., there are 1,684 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. There is one additional death in Sequoyah County, a male older than 65. There are 80 total deaths in the state. In an effort to reduce the...

 

Fact or fiction: A facemask cannot prevent me from catching COVID-19

Common surgical facemasks are not designed to block viral particles – the little droplets that are expelled into the air when you cough or sneeze while sick. These types of masks do not create a seal around your nose and mouth and therefore are...

 

Situation Update: COVID-19

As of this advisory April 7 at 7 a.m., there are 1,472 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. There are an additional 16 deaths: Six in Tulsa County: a male in the 18-35 age group, a female in 50-64 age group, and three females and a male...

 

Situation Update for April 8: COVID-19

As of this advisory April 8 at 7 a.m., there are 1,524 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. There are an additional 12 deaths: Four in Oklahoma County: two males and two females older than 65. Two in Cleveland County, a male in the...

 

Situation Update: COVID-19

As of this advisory, April 4, there are 1,159 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. There are an additional four deaths: One in Cleveland County, a female older than 65. One in Latimer County, a male older than 65. One in Osage County, a...

 

Situation Update: COVID-19

As of this advisory on April 2, there are 879 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. There are an additional four deaths: Two in Tulsa County, a male in the 36-49 age group and a male older than 65. One in Stephens County, a male older...

 

Situation Update: COVID-19

As of this advisory April 1, there are 719 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. Greer County has been added to the list of counties now required to come into compliance with Gov. Kevin Stitt's "Safer at Home" executive order that calls...

 

Have you heard?

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, anecdotal stories and experiences begin to emerge. The information overload is unlikely to stop any time soon, so we want to take a moment to remind you about the importance of making sure the information you’re...

 

Situation Update; COVID-19

As of this advisory Saturday morning, March 28, there are 377 positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. New counties with cases include Le Flore and Nowata counties. These counties will now be required to come into compliance with Gov. Kevin Stitt's...

 

You want me to stay home for how long?

As businesses, places of worship and schools continue to close, the reality of our new world is settling in, and we’re not sure entirely what to think of it. For many of us, this presents a minor inconvenience. Perhaps we have paid sick leave we...

 

Situation Update: COVID-19

As of this advisory Thursday, March 26, there are 248 positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. New counties with cases include Comanche, Craig, Lincoln, Okmulgee, Ottawa and Sequoyah counties. There are an additional two deaths in Cleveland County, a...

 

Situation Update: COVID-19

As of this advisory (Thursday, March 25), there are 164 positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. New counties with cases include Adair, Bryan, Carter, Creek, Delaware, Osage, Pottawatomie and Stephens. There are an additional two deaths, both from...

 

Wash, wash, wash your hands!

Did you know the Journal Environmental Health reported that only 5% of people wash their hands correctly? If you’re feeling a little grossed out by that, we’d like to help by offering some pro tips to get those hands clean, and keep germs away....

 

But I'm not even sick!

If you’re experiencing mild symptoms that feel like a typical common cold, or you don’t even have symptoms at all, it’s probably hard to understand the importance of staying home. We understand and want to stress that this is not about YOU. It...

 

Is going for a walk essential?

So you made the decision to follow guidance and voluntarily self-quarantine or minimize your movements for the next 14 days. First, thank you for making that choice to help protect our most vulnerable neighbors, family and friends. We fully...

 

Fact or fiction – COVID-19

I need a test, you need a test, we all need a test! Or do we? If you are like approximately 80% of the population, a test confirming we are positive for COVID-19 won’t change the doctor’s advice. So why is so much attention being given to...

 

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