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April 2: COVID-19 SITUATION UPDATE

 

April 2, 2020

A Testing site has opened in Pottawatomie County as nine residents have tested positive for COVID-19, and the official total in Oklahoma is 879 cases, as reported today by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). The state death toll is now 34, with OSDH reporting four more Oklahoman deaths.

New fatalities reported by OSDH include:

• 2 Tulsa County: a male older than 65 and a male aged 36-49.

• 1 Muskogee County: a male older than 65.

• 1 Stephens County: a male older than 65.

Drive-Thru testing sites (SEE FULL LIST BELOW) have opened in 14 counties, with 52 out of 77 Oklahoma counties now with confirmed COVID-19 cases. Testing in Pottawatomie County is available today and tomorrow at the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Community Development Corporation, 1545 S Gordon Cooper Dr, in Shawnee, OK. To contact the site, call (405) 273-2157. The regional testing site openings are a result of a cross-county, city and state health system partnerships. Testing requirements and capacity varies by location.

Total confirmed COVID-19 hospitalizations rose to 257, an increase of 38 patients from yesterday. OSDH also reported, as of April 1, an addtional 323 hospitalized patients were under investigation, with 145 of those in ICU. A total of 671 people were listed under self-quarantine after having been seen at a hospital, according to OSDH.

Of the 719 confirmed cases as of yesterday, 76 (10.6 %) reported either working in or having direct patient care in a health care or long-term care setting, according to OSDH. The average age among fatalities is 70.7 and 70 percent had at least one comorbidity such as diabetes, heart or circulatory disease, chronic lung disease, liver disease or renal failure.

The average age among those hospitalized is 64.2, OSDH reports, with the average age at 50.3 among infected residents not hspitalized.

UNITED STATES (as of 5:10 p.m.):

Deaths now total 5,758 across the country, according to the Johns Hopkins University, with 238,820 total cases being reported. The World Health Organization (WHO), reported 187,302 confirmed US cases and 4,846 deaths. Numbers reported by the Center For Disease Control (CDC) show more cases than WHO, with 213,144 total, but a lower number of deaths at 4,513.

WORLD-WIDE (as of 5:10 p.m.):

More than 1 million global COVID-19 cases have been confirmed and a total of 52,771 deaths reported by Johns Hopkins University. The World Health Organization (WHO) is reporting lower figures today with a total of 900,306 confirmed cases world-wide, and 45,493 confirmed deaths.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM OSDH:

• The state now has supplies to test more than 13,000 individuals for COVID-19. Commissioner of Health Gary Cox and Governor Kevin Stitt urge health care providers and testing centers to loosen testing requirements and to offer testing to any Oklahoman with symptoms of COVID-19.

• As of April 1, OSDH reported the following percentage of available medical beds across the state: 39% ICU beds, 38% PICU (pediatric ICU) beds, 49% medical surgery beds, 46% pediatric beds, and 76% operating room beds.

Available ventilators were 816 of 1,093 (74.7%) and 64% negative flow rooms available (498 of 777). Overall hospital occupancy was at 3,867 patients as of previous midnight (among all hospitals reporting, and a compliance rate of 93%).

Testing kits available for use at hospitals totaled 15,947, Wednesday's OSDH report states. The state average of personal protective equipment (PPE) stock was 9.7 days worth. The median days of PPE on hand was 4 in Oklahoma County and 9 in Tulsa County.

• The governor expanded his Executive Order yesterday, adjusting the timeframe for non-essential businesses to suspend services as well as the suspension of elective surgeries and minor medical procedures.

• The state's "Safer at Home" order continues to apply until April 30 for all Oklahomans 65 and older, as well as those with compromised immune systems.

For more information, visit coronavirus.health.ok.gov.

COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Sites

New regional drive-thru testing sites are open in multiple cities in Oklahoma as a result of a cross-county, city and state health system partnership. Testing requirements and capacity varies by location. Follow this page for updated dates and locations.

Testing requirements and capacity varies by location:

Adair County Health Department

When: Friday, April 3, 2020

Where: Stilwell Memorial Hospital, 75343 US-59, Westville, OK

Contact: (918) 696-7292

Beckham County Health Department

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2020

Where: Elk City Convention Center, 1016 Airport Industrial Rd, Elk City, OK

Contact: (580) 225-1173

Bryan County Health Department

When: Friday, April 3, 2020

Where: Choctaw Nation Parking Garage, 4216 US-69, Durant, OK 74701

Contact: (580) 924-4285

Carter County Health Department

When: Thursday April 3, 2020

Where: Carter County Convention Center, 2401 N Rockford Rd, Ardmore, OK 73401

Contact: (580) 223-9705

Comanche County Health Department

When: 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday & Friday, April 2-3, 2020

Where: Urgent Care Clinic, 3811 W. Gore, Lawton, OK

Contact: (580) 248-5890

Criteria for testing at drive-thru testing sites:

Must be 18 or older

Currently experiencing fever (>100.4 degrees F) AND cough or shortness of breath.

Garfield County Health Department

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2020

Where: Chisolm Trail Expo Center, 111 W. Purdue, Enid, OK 73701

Contact: (580) 233-0650

Criteria for testing at drive-thru testing sites:

Must be 18 or older

Currently experiencing fever (>100.4 degrees F) AND cough or shortness of breath.

Jackson County Health Department

When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday & Friday, April 2-3, 2020

Where: 401 W. Tamarack, Altus, OK

Contact: (580) 482-7308

Criteria for testing at drive-thru testing sites:

Must be 18 or older

Currently experiencing fever (>100.4 degrees F) AND cough or shortness of breath.

Kay County Health Department

When: By appointment only

Where: 433 Fairview Ave, Ponca City, OK 74601

Contact: (580) 762-1641

COVID-19 screening and testing services are available by appointment only.

Instructions for drive-thru services will be provided at the time the appointment is made. Photo ID required.

Mayes County Health Department

When: Friday, April 3, 2020

Where: Mayes County Event Center/Fairgrounds, 2150 NE 1st, Pryor, OK 74361

Contact: (918) 825-4224

Oklahoma County Health Department

Requirements: Oklahoma County residents must be screened first for COVID-19 by their medical provider and referred to the local drive-thru site for a test. County employees will come out to the patient's car during his or her scheduled time to administer the test.

Pittsburg County Health Department

When: By appointment only

Where: 1400 E College Ave, McAlester, OK 74501

Contact: (918) 423-1267

COVID-19 screening and testing services are available by appointment only.

Instructions for drive-thru services will be provided at the time the appointment is made. Photo ID required.

Pottawatomie County Health Department

When: Thursday & Friday, April 2-3, 2020

Where: Citizen Potawatomi Nation Community Development Corporation, 1545 S Gordon Cooper Dr, Shawnee, OK

Contact: (405) 273-2157

Tulsa Health Department

When: By appointment only

Contact: (918) 582-9355

For vulnerable populations who are under- or uninsured, call the Tulsa Health Department first for a phone screening by public health professionals to determine eligibility.

If you are insured, please contact your health care provider for screening and testing.

Specimen collection location is confidential and by appointment only.

Instructions for drive-thru services will be provided at the time the appointment is made. County employees will come out to the patient's car during his or her scheduled time to collect a specimen sample.

Woodward County Health Department

SOURCE: Oklahoma State Department of Health

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2020

Where: Woodward County Event Center, 105A Temple Houston Dr, Woodward, OK

Contact: (580) 256-6416

Criteria for testing at drive-thru testing sites:

Must be 18 or older

Currently experiencing fever (>100.4 degrees F) AND cough or shortness of breath.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and need emergency assistance, please call ahead to your local emergency room so they can meet you outside of the facility to beginning the screening process. If symptoms are minor, or you are not in distress, please avoid using an emergency room for being screened and tested for COVID-19.

 

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