Situation Update: COVID-19 March 17, 2020

Ponca City Now - March 17, 2020 12:04 pm

  • As of this advisory, there are 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.
  • At this time, all test results conducted through the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) public health laboratory are sent to the ordering physician or submitting clinical facility. Test status or results will not be provided by phone. If test results are positive, public health officials initiate an investigation, which results in notifying the patient and provider to conduct the case investigation and contact tracing procedures.
  • Testing materials remain in short supply. Patients are encouraged to consult their physician or public health professional about their symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath. Clinicians may recommend testing for other respiratory illnesses, including flu, before recommending a COVID-19 test. Those individuals who are uninsured may call 211 for community resources.
  • OSDH encourages people who need to engage with state agencies to visit the agency’s website to learn more about online options rather than visiting state agency offices. Please visit for a directory of state agencies and links to their websites.
  • For more information, visit 

Oklahoma Test Results
Positive (In-State) 17
Positive (Out-of-State) 2
Negative 247
PUIs Pending Results 82

Cases by County


COVID-19 Cases by County

Canadian 2
Cleveland 1
Jackson 1
Kay 2
Oklahoma 6
Payne 1
Pawnee 1
Tulsa 3
Total 17

COVID-19 Cases by Age Grouping

Age Group, Years

COVID-19 Cases*

00-04 0
05-17 0
18-49 8
50-64 5
65+ 4
Total 17
Age Range 20-69 yrs

COVID-19 Cases by Gender


COVID-19 Cases by Gender

Female 6
Male 11
Total 17

Data Source: Acute Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health.
*As of 3/17/2020 11:00 a.m.


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