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April 4: COVID-19 SITUATION UPDATE

 

April 4, 2020

More new coronavirus cases, 171, were reported today than the total reported in the 15 days following the first positive case in Oklahoma, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). With increased testing sites that opened this week, today OSDH reported a total of 1,159 Oklahomans confirmed positive in 56 counties, with 21 counties yet to report at least one confirmed case.

The state death toll is now 42, with OSDH reporting eight more deaths in the past two days.

New fatalities reported yesterday and today include:

• 3 Tulsa County: 3 females older than 65

• 2 Cleveland County: 2 females older than 65.

• 1 Latimer County: a male older than 65.

• 1 Osage County: a male in the 50-64 age group.

• 1 Washington County: a female older than 65.

Public health departments continue to open additional drive-thru COVID-19 testing locations across the state, with 28 currently listed. The Pottawatomie testing site is currently available by appointment only. It is located at the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Community Development Corporation, 1545 S Gordon Cooper Dr, in Shawnee, OK. To contact the site, call (405) 273-2157. Visit http://www.coronavirus.health.ok.gov/drive-thru-testing for a complete list of available test sites.

In an effort to prepare for medical surge and prolonged response, the Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps (OKMRC) is recruiting volunteers to serve in medical and non-medical positions. For more information, visit okmrc.org.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM OSDH:

• Total confirmed COVID-19 hospitalizations sit at 316. As of April 3, OSDH reported 171 current hospitalizations with 123 in ICU. An additional 306 hospitalized patients were under investigation, with 93 of those in ICU. Within the 24-hour reporting period, the state shows 666 people self-quarantined after being seen in hospital. The 24-hour reporting period prior showed 642 self-quarantined after being seen in hospital, according to OSDH.

• Of the 988 confirmed cases reported yesterday, 117 (11.8 %) 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 73 and 63 percent had at least one co-morbidity such as diabetes, heart or circulatory disease, chronic lung disease, liver disease or renal failure.

• The average age of those hospitalized was 65.3 OSDH reports, with the average age at 50.2 among infected residents not hospitalized.

• Recovered residents number 383, as of April 3.

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

US deaths now total 8,291, according to the Johns Hopkins University, with 305,820 total cases being reported. Numbers reported by the Center For Disease Control (CDC) reflect fewer cases, with 277,205 total, and 6,593 total deaths, and notes they are preliminary as they will not be confirmed by state and territorial health departments until Monday. The World Health Organization (WHO), reported even lower numbers with 241,703 confirmed US cases and 5,854 deaths.

WORLD-WIDE (as of 5:30 p.m.):

Across the globe, COVID-19 deaths total 64,316, and confirmed cases total 1,192,028, as reported by Johns Hopkins University. The World Health Organization (WHO) is reporting lower figures today with a total of 1,056,159 confirmed cases world-wide, and 57,206 confirmed deaths.

 

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