Oklahoma COVID-19 Update – 18 May 2020

Mike Seals - May 18, 2020 11:23 am

SITUATION UPDATE: COVID-19

As of this advisory, there are 5,398 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

Kay County has 49 confirmed cases of the virus, resulting in 7 deaths, and 40 people listed as recovered.

Osage County is reporting 91 confirmed cases, 8 resulting deaths, and 65 recoveries.

There are 288 total deaths in the state.

  • There are no additional reported deaths.
  • On Sunday, OSDH reported 78 new positive COVID cases, for a total of 5,310 positives, and today the agency is reporting 88 new positive COVID-19 cases, for a total of 5,398 positives.
  • Of today’s new positive cases, 64% were in Texas County, where the agency is partnering with the CDC, businesses and the community on a robust testing and tracing strategy to contain and minimize further spread of COVID-19 throughout this region. More details on this effort can be read here.
  • Through a partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma and The Caring Foundation, OSDH is deploying Caring Vans providing free COVID-19 testing to underserved communities in Oklahoma City, increasing testing accessibility. COVID-19 testing is open to everyone 16 and older; people do not need to exhibit symptoms to be tested. This week, a Caring Van will be at the Latino Community Development Agency (lcdaok.com). More information can be found here.
  • COVID-19 testing sites are open in multiple cities in Oklahoma as a result of a cross-county, city and state health system partnership. Visit this page for updated dates and locations.
  • For more information, visit coronavirus.health.ok.gov.

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

Confirmed Positive Cases 5,398
*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date (As of 5/15) 117,807
*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date (As of 5/15) 123,954
**Currently Hospitalized (As of 5/15) 180
Total Cumulative Hospitalizations 885
Deaths in the Past 24 hours 0
Total Cumulative Deaths 288

*The total includes laboratory information provided to OSDH at the time of the report. Total counts may not reflect unique individuals. 

**This number is a combination of hospitalized positive cases and hospitalized persons under investigation, as reported by hospitals at the time of the report. The data reflect a change in calculation and should not be compared to prior data. 

Data Source: Acute Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health.
*As of 2020-05-18 at 7:00 a.m.


Detailed case statistics are published on the website. Click here for more information.

 

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