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.