5 Cases reported in Kay County, 81 Statewide positive for Covid 19

Bill Coleman - March 23, 2020 11:37 am

The latest update from the Oklahoma Department of Health

MEDIA ADVISORY

2020 Media Advisory


FOR RELEASE:
March 23, 2020


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SITUATION UPDATE: COVID-19

  • As of this advisory, there are 81 positive cases of COVID-19 and two deaths in Oklahoma.
  • If you are coming from a country or a region with widespread ongoing transmission of COVID-19 (Level 3 Travel Heath Notice), you may be screened when you arrive in the United States. After you arrive home, take the following steps to protect yourself and others:
  1. Stay at home. Do not go to work, school, or leave your house for 14 days. Discuss your work situation with your employer.
  2. Monitor your health. Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day and monitor for fever (temperature of 100.4°F/38°C or higher). Also watch for cough or trouble breathing.
  3. Practice social distancing within the home. Avoid contact with other people for the 14 days. Maintain distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from family members and others in the home when possible.
  • Before there was community spread of COVID-19 in Oklahoma, monitoring pending PUIs was a way to track all imported suspect cases as a means of preventing community spread. Now that there is community spread of COVID-19 in Oklahoma, the PUI metric no longer reflects the current outbreak status in Oklahoma. This is largely driven by the high volume of people being tested at labs independent of the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) Public Health Laboratory. Therefore, we will no longer report daily PUI numbers to prevent causing confusion as we transition to an expanded process of testing for COVID-19 in Oklahoma.
  • There is a high incidence of cases in the 18-49 age group. People of all age groups are asked to stay home and practice social distancing.
  • The Governor’s Solution Task Force is actively working to expand COVID-19 testing through public-private partnerships, engaging OU and OSU laboratories and deploying satellite testing units in Oklahoma, Tulsa, Kay and Pittsburg Counties.
  • The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) continues to support guidelines from the CDC related to social distancing and personal hygiene. OSDH encourages Oklahomans to stay home, reduce person-to-person contact, wash hands frequently, and avoid touching your face. If you develop symptoms such as fever, shortness of breath or cough, please contact your medical professional or call the COVID-19 call center at 877-215-8336 or 211 for assistance.
  • For more information, visit coronavirus.health.ok.gov. 

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

Positive (In-State) 81
Positive (Out-of-State) 2
Hospitalizations 15
Deaths 2

COVID-19 Cases by Age Group

Age Group, Years COVID-19 Cases*
00-04 2
05-17 0
18-49 36
50-64 23
65+ 20
Total 81
Age Range 0-88 yrs

COVID-19 Cases by Gender

Male 38
Female 43
Total 81

COVID-19 Cases by County

County COVID-19 Cases by County*
Canadian 2
Cleveland 16
Custer 1
Garvin 2
Grady 1
Jackson 1
Kay 5
Logan 1
McClain 1
Muskogee 1
Noble 1
Oklahoma 29
Pawnee 3
Payne 3
Pontotoc 1
Tulsa 11
Washington 2
Total 81

COVID-19 Cases by County

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Data Source: Acute Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health.
*As of 2020-03-23 at 7:00 a.m.

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