COVID-19 SITUATION UPDATE: March 30
March 26, 2020
Another 52 positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, bringing today's state total to 491 across 47 counties, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). One new death was reported, a male aged 50-64 in Cleveland County, raising the number of state fatalities to 17.
An additional 13 hospitalizations were also confirmed today, bringing that total to 153. (*NOTE: As of March 27, another 482 hospitalized patients were under investigation, with 105 of those in ICU. An additional 433 people were listed under self-quarantine, according to OSDH.)
New counties with cases are Beckham, Cotton and Love counties and are now required to comply with Gov. Kevin Stitt's "Safer at Home" executive order that calls for non-essential businesses in counties with COVID-19 cases to temporarily suspend services until April 16.
On Sunday evening, Stitt issued a sixth amendment to Executive Order (EO) 2020-07, requiring travelers from six states to self-quarantine for 14 day. Those include New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Louisiana and Washington.
The amendment also requires delivery personnel to submit to screenings when making deliveries at hospitals, clinics, long term care facilities and daycares. The EO also protects health care workers and their families from discrimination in housing or child care.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM OSDH:
• Some local municipalities, to include Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Norman, have put into place law enforcement efforts to enforce the Governor's order as well as the cities' additional "shelter in place" policies.
• On both statewide and municipal levels, individuals can still leave for essential errands such as to grocery stores or pharmacies. Please call 2-1-1 or visit covidresources.ok.gov for resources and information.
• The state launched a website Friday to coordinate corporate PPE donations across the state to get critical protective equipment to health care professionals who are on the front lines of delivering COVID-19 care: https://ppedonation.ok.gov/
For more information, visit coronavirus.health.ok.gov.
UNITED STATES (as of 4:40 p.m.):
Deaths now total 2,945 across the country, according to the Johns Hopkins University, with 159,184 total cases being reported.
Numbers reported by the Center For Disease Control (CDC) show 140,904 total cases and 2,404 deaths. The World Health Organization (WHO), reported the lowest figures with 122,653 US cases and 2,112 deaths.
WORLD-WIDE (as of 4:40 p.m.):
Across the globe, the total number of COVID-19 deaths reached 37,083, with 775,306 cases being reported, according to Johns Hopkins. The World Health Organization (WHO) again reported lower figures with a total 33106 deaths and 693,224 confirmed cases world-wide.