UPDATE: Positive test results grow to 44 by Thursday; first death in Oklahoma reported
Ponca City Now - March 19, 2020 12:51 pm
COVID-19 is a new virus identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which continues to expand. Chinese health officials have reported thousands of infections with COVID-19 in China, with the virus reportedly spreading from person-to-person in many parts of that country. Infections with COVID-19, most of them associated with travel from Wuhan, also are being reported in a growing number of international locations, including the United States.
|PUIs Pending Results||250|
|County||COVID-19 Cases by County*|
|Age Group, Years||COVID-19 Cases*|
|Age Range||0-79 yrs|
|COVID-19 Cases by Gender|
Data Source: Acute Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health.
*As of 2020-03-19 at 12:00 PM.
The Oklahoma public health system has activated the Incident Command System and stands ready with a multitude of statewide and national partners to treat and minimize further spread. Public health officials will continue to work with health care providers and medical facilities to ensure proper assessment, testing and treatment protocols. State and local public health officials will continue to monitor travelers and any individuals who test positive for COVID-19.