Oklahoma COVID-19 Update – 21 May 2020

Mike Seals - May 21, 2020 11:09 am


As of this advisory, there are 5,680 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

Kay County has reported 50 confirmed cases, resulting in 7 deaths, and 41 people in recovered status.

Osage County totals 92 cases, with 8 deaths and 75 people who have recovered from the virus.

There are 304 total deaths in the state.

  • There are five additional deaths; one of them occurred in the past 24 hours and the others died between May 14-May 19.
    • Three in Oklahoma County, one female in the 65 and older age group, one male in the 65 and older age group and one male in the 50-64 age group.
    • One in Tulsa County, a male in the 65 and older age group.
    • One in Washington County, a female in the 65 and older age group.
  • 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. A Caring Van will be at the Latino Community Development Agency (lcdaok.com) today (5/21) from 4 to 7 p.m. 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.

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

Confirmed Positive Cases 5,680
*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date 142,599
*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date 149,447
**Currently Hospitalized 201
Total Cumulative Hospitalizations 917
Deaths in the Past 24 hours 1
Total Cumulative Deaths 304

*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 2020-05-21 at 7:00 a.m.

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


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