Oklahoma COVID-19 Update for 28 August 2020

Mike Seals - August 28, 2020 11:36 am


As of this advisory, there are 56,260 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

Kay County is reporting a cumulative total of 300 confirmed cases, resulting in 12 deaths.

Osage County has had 614 confirmed cases, also resulting in 12 deaths.

There have been 786 total deaths in the state attributed to the virus.


  • This week, there are 8 additional counties in the “orange” risk zone. OSDH continues to monitor closely the statewide hospitalization trends for COVID-19.
  • OSDH continues work on regional work on system map.

  • On August 13, Commissioner Frye issued a Public Health Advisory  with the support of Governor Kevin Stitt asking Oklahomans to participate in the following recommendations for the next four weeks to continue to drive down positive cases and help schools open safely:
    • Orange and Red counties: Individuals age 11 and older wear face coverings in public settings, with exemptions including while eating at a restaurant, in a private office space, or at a religious ceremony where physical distancing can be achieved.
    • Orange and Red counties: Restaurant staff wear face coverings and tables should maintain six feet of distance or more.
    • Statewide: Individuals age 11 and older wear face coverings when visiting nursing homes, long-term care facilities, retirement homes, medical facilities, prisons, or other communal living facilities.
    • Statewide: With the “Safer in Oklahoma” policy, individuals entering the State of Oklahoma from an area with substantial community spread, will wear a face covering in all public spaces and limit participating indoor gatherings for 10-14 days in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • The COVID-19 Alert map will be updated every Friday in the Situation Update at 11:00 a.m. This week’s map can be seen in this update below the test results chart.
  • As OSDH continues to meet with stakeholders across the state, the COVID-19 Alert Map is subject to further revisions as science and public health guidance advances with the ongoing pandemic.
  • There are 8 additional deaths identified to report. One death was identified in the past 24 hours.
    • One in Blaine County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in Johnston County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
    • Three in Oklahoma County, one female in the 50 – 64 age group and one female and one male in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in Pontotoc County, one female in the 36 – 49 age group.
    • One in Sequoyah County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in Tulsa County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • For more information, visit coronavirus.health.ok.gov.

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

Confirmed Positive Cases 56,260
*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date 799,520
*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date 866,185
**Currently Hospitalized 559
Total Cumulative Hospitalizations 4,719
Identified Deaths in the Past 24 hours 1
Total Cumulative Deaths 786

*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 2020-08-28 at 7:00 a.m.

Oklahoma COVID-19 Alert System

Alert system map

COVID-19 Alert Map

As of August 28, 2020

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


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