Kay County sees first COVID-19 death

Mike Seals - April 1, 2020 11:22 am

According to the Oklahoma Department of Health, as of Wednesday morning, 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 Governor Kevin Stitt’s “Safer at Home” executive order that calls for non-essential businesses in counties with COVID-19 cases to temporarily suspend services until April 16th.
There are an additional seven deaths:

Three in Oklahoma County, a female in the 50-64 age group and a male and female older than 65.
One in Greer County, a female older than 65.
One in Kay County, a male older than 65.
One in Mayes County, a male in the 50-64 age group.
One in Osage County, a male older than 65.

There are 30 total deaths in the state.

REMINDER: Governor Stitt’s “Safer at Home” order includes the following guidelines for all 77 counties until April 30:

– No gatherings in groups larger than 10 people.

– People age 65 or older or those with a compromised immune system must shelter at home.

– On both statewide and municipal levels, individuals can still leave for essential errands such as to grocery stores or pharmacies. Please call 2-1-1 or visit covidresources.ok.gov for resources and information.

 

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