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April 5, 2020 – Four new COVID-19 deaths a day, for the past four days, brings the official total to 46 fatalities in Oklahoma, as confirmed by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). The number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose by 93 today, for a total of 1,252 across 57 counties.

In Pottawatomie County, the official number of cases is now 12, with no deaths reported by OSDH.

One death in neighboring Seminole County has officially been reported, a male older than age 65, with three more fatalities in Cleveland County, 2 males and 1 female older than 65. Cleveland County, which also neighbors Pottawatomie County, reflects the highest number of deaths in the state, with 11 total reported today by OSDH, and the third most reported cases of 171.

Oklahoma County shows the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, 265, with 10 confirmed fatalities. The third most impacted county is Tulsa, with 240 cases and eight deaths, according to OSDH.

Testing in Pottawatomie County is available by appointment only 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 for a complete list of testing sites.


• The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) continues to support COVID-19 response operations across Oklahoma. In addition to county health departments operating testing sites, the agency's central warehouse is operating seven days a week to address emergency personal protective equipment (PPE) and supply restocking needs of medical system providers, local health departments, emergency management and first responders.

• Warehouse operations involve the efforts of OSDH staff, Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers, the Regional Medical Response System and the Oklahoma Department of Forestry drivers who are moving a combination of assets from the federal Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) and incoming supplies ordered by the state in order to support the needs of frontline workers in Oklahoma.

• 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

• As of April 4, total confirmed COVID-19 hospitalizations sit at 316, with OSDH reporting 171 hospitalizations, 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 showed 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 cases confirmed Friday, 117 (11.8 %) reported either working in or having direct patient care in a health care or long-term care setting. The average age among fatalities was 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, with the average age at 50.2 among infected residents not hospitalized. Recovered residents number 383, as of April 3.

• For more information, visit

UNITED STATES (as of 2:30 p.m.):

SOURCE: Oklahoma State Department of Health

US deaths now total 9,267, according to the Johns Hopkins University, with 325,185 total cases being reported. Numbers reported by the Center For Disease Control (CDC) reflect lower numbers, with 304,826 total cases,and 7,616 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 273,808 confirmed US cases and 7,020 deaths.

WORLD-WIDE (as of 2:30 p.m.):

Across the globe, COVID-19 deaths total 67,999, and confirmed cases total 1,252,265, as reported by Johns Hopkins University. The World Health Organization (WHO) is reporting lower figures today with a total of 1,136,851 confirmed cases world-wide, and 62,955 confirmed deaths.


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