COVID-19 positive cases reach 164 in Oklahoma; five deaths recorded
Ponca City Now - March 25, 2020 11:45 am
ATTENTION: All test results conducted through the OSDH public health laboratory are sent to the ordering physician or submitting clinical facility. Results will not be provided by phone, nor will the status of the pending test be advised by phone. If test results are positive, public health officials initiate an investigation, which results in notifying the patient and provider to conduct the case investigation and contact tracing.
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 breath. While roughly 80% of cases report mild symptoms, some progress into severe pneumonia and multi-organ failure and can led to death. Current data indicates the risk of death for those contracting COVID-19 notably increases for individuals above the age of 60 or for individuals with autoimmune conditions. On January 11, 2020, the first set of individuals in the United States tested positive for COVID-19. The virus has since spread across all 50 states and the number of individuals testing positive for COVID-19 continues to rapidly grow each day.
*Negative testing results are only from the State Public Health Laboratory and do not include private laboratory negative results.
|State Public Health Laboratory||53|
|Diagnostic Laboratory of Oklahoma||17|
|Age Group, Years||COVID-19 Cases*|
|Age Range||0-91 yrs|
|COVID-19 Cases by Gender|
|County||COVID-19 Cases by County*|
Counties highlighted in yellow on the map above indicate a death in that county.
Data Source: Acute Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health.
*As of 2020-03-25 at 7:00 AM.
The Oklahoma public health system has activated the Incident Command System and stands ready with a multitude of statewide and national partners to treat and minimize further spread. Public health officials will continue to work with health care providers and medical facilities to ensure proper assessment, testing and treatment protocols. State and local public health officials will continue to monitor travelers and any individuals who test positive for COVID-19.