Oklahoma COVID-19 Update – 19 May 2020
Mike Seals - May 19, 2020 11:14 am
SITUATION UPDATE: COVID-19
As of this advisory, there are 5,489 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.
Kay County has 50 confirmed cases, resulting in 7 deaths, and with 40 people listed as recovered.
Osage County is reporting 92 confirmed cases, with 8 deaths, and 73 people reported as recovered.
There are 294 total deaths in the state.
- There are six additional deaths; none of them occurred in the past 24 hours and the others died between May 4-May 17.
- Three in Oklahoma County, two females in the 65 and older age group and a male in the 65 and older age group.
- One in McIntosh County, a male in the 65 and older age group.
- Two in Washington County, both females in the 65 and older age group.
- As highlighted in the Governor’s EO report published Monday evening, the State has processed since Saturday 16,308 specimens tested for COVID-19, which is an average of 5,400 tests processed a day. As a result, the percentage of positives derived from Oklahoma’s total COVID-19 tests has declined again to an all-time low of 4.4%.
- 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. This week, a Caring Van will be at the Latino Community Development Agency (lcdaok.com). COVID-19 testing is open to everyone 16 and older; people do not need to exhibit symptoms to be tested. 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.