Oklahoma COVID Update – 8 May 2020

Mike Seals - May 8, 2020 11:22 am


As of this advisory, there are 4,424 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

Kay County remains at 48 confirmed cases, resulting in 7 deaths, and 38 people listed as recovered.

Osage County has 85 confirmed cases, with 8 deaths, and 62 on the recovered list.

There have been 266 total deaths in the state.

  • There are six additional deaths; two of them occurred in the past 24 hours and the others died between May 2-May 6.
    • One in Oklahoma County, a female in the 65 and older age group.
    • One in Caddo County, a male in the 50-64 age group.
    • One in Cotton County, a male in the 65 and older age group.
    • One in Le Flore County, a male in the 65 and older age group.
    • One in Rogers County, a female in the 50-64 age group.
    • One in Washington County, a male in the 65 and older age group.
  • The OSDH has updated the COVID-19 Mobility Dashboard. To learn more about our newly expanded feature, please view this video or visit our website landing page here.
  • OSDH is excited to partner with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma to bring Caring Vans to our state’s under-served areas for COVID-19 testing. Caring Vans will be at select locations today and Saturday. COVID-19 testing is open to everyone; individuals do not need to exhibit symptoms to be tested. For more information, please review the full news release.
  • A list of COVID-19 testing sites in the state can be found here.
  • For more information, visit coronavirus.health.ok.gov.

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

Confirmed Positive Cases 4,424
*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date 84,869
*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date 89,857
**Currently Hospitalized 228
Total Cumulative Hospitalizations 815
Deaths in the Past 24 hours 2
Total Cumulative Deaths 266

*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 2020-05-08 at 7:00 a.m.

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


Latest Stories

Native American leaders push for boarding school commission

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland says the federal government has a responsibility...

Investigator: DNA could identify 2 Tulsa massacre victims

TULSA, OKLAHOMA (AP) — Investigators seeking to identify victims of the Tulsa Race Massacre have found...

Harvard returns Standing Bear’s tomahawk to Nebraska tribe

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard has returned a tomahawk once owned by a pioneering Native American civil...