Oklahoma COVID-19 Update for 21 July 2020

Mike Seals - July 21, 2020 10:41 pm

SITUATION UPDATE: COVID-19

The OSDH appreciates your patience as we have worked to resolve technical issues related to data automation over the past few days.

“OSDH’s number one priority is making COVID-19 testing widely available and efficient for the public as well as operating an effective, and trusted, contact tracing program. During this time of increased demand, OSDH is prioritizing manpower and resources to communicate positive results and to provide medical guidance for quarantining and minimizing spread,” said interim Commissioner Lance Frye. “We recognize the significant challenges we’ve experienced with outdated systems, and are working to modernize processes and incorporate new technology to streamline operations and improve critical customer services during the pandemic.”

In its efforts to continuously develop robust contact tracing across the State, the OSDH will begin using text messaging in addition to phone calls to reach out to contacts. We will release more information on this new development including what contacts can expect to see in a text notification.

As of this advisory, there are 27,147 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

Kay County has reported a cumulative total of 153 confirmed cases, with 9 deaths and 118 people who have recovered.

Osage County is reporting a total to date of 252 confirmed cases, resulting in 9 deaths and 218 recovered.

There have been 461 total deaths in the state because of the virus.

  • There are 9 additional deaths. One death was identified in the past 24 hours.
    • One in McCurtain County, one male in the 50 – 64 age group.
    • One in Noble County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
    • Three in Oklahoma County, one female in the 36 – 49 age group and two males in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in Pottawatomie County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in Rogers County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
    • Two in Tulsa County, two females in the 65 or older age group.
  • For more information, visit coronavirus.health.ok.gov.

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

Confirmed Positive Cases 27,147
*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date 472,057
*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date 503,326
**Currently Hospitalized 613
Total Cumulative Hospitalizations 2,429
Identified Deaths in the Past 24 hours 1
Total Cumulative Deaths 461

*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. 

***The purpose of publishing aggregated statistical COVID-19 data through the OSDH Dashboard, the Executive Order Report, and the Weekly Epidemiology and Surveillance Report is to support the needs of the general public in receiving important and necessary information regarding the state of the health and safety of the citizens of Oklahoma. These resources may be used only for statistical purposes and may not be used in any way that would determine the identity of any reported cases.

Data Source: Acute Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health.
*As of 2020-07-21 at 7:00 a.m.


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

 

Latest Stories

OSU president announces plans to retire

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis has announced plans to retire at...

16-year-old surrenders in fatal shooting of 12-year-old

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) — Police in an Oklahoma City suburb say that a 16-year-old boy...

Oklahoma virus hospitalizations beat prior day’s record high

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s official count of coronavirus hospitalizations has hit a new record high...