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April 12, 2020 – Today the number of statewide COVID-19 cases rose by 104 to 1,970 now confirmed positive, with two additional deaths reported, for a total of 96, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH).

Two males, aged 50-64, from Tulsa County are the latest confirmed COVID-19 fatalities. Twenty-one counties have had at least one confirmed death reported, and 15 counties have yet to see a single coronavirus case officially confirmed by OSDH.

In Pottawatomie County, the numbers stand at 26 confirmed cases and three deaths.

Only six counties currently reflect more deaths than Pottawatomie – Oklahoma, 19; Tulsa, 18; Cleveland, 17; Greer, 4; Wagoner, 4; and Osage, 7. Creek and Kay counties also reflect three total deaths to date.

The peak impact of COVID-19 in Oklahoma has been estimated to hit on April 21, according to a model released April 10, by the OSDH.

New daily deaths are forecasted to be 22 on April 21, for a cumulative statewide total of 469 fatalities.

The number of new cases on April 21, is projected to be 436 for a cumulative statewide total of 9,300 cases.

In the hospital setting, the estimated model predicts 131 new admissions at the peak, with 915 people inpatient that day, including 448 in ICU.

The model was based on continued compliance with social distancing practices through May 1.

UNITED STATES (as of 6:25 p.m.):

Deaths now total 22,020 across the country, according to the Johns Hopkins University, with 555,313 total cases being reported. Numbers reported by the Center For Disease Control (CDC) show 525,704 total cases and 20,486 deaths. The World Health Organization (WHO), today reported 492,881 US cases and 18,516 deaths.

WORLD-WIDE (as of 6:25 p.m.):

Across the globe, the total number of COVID-19 deaths reached 114,090, with 1,846,680 worldwide cases being reported, according to Johns Hopkins. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported significantly a total 106,138 deaths and 1,699,595 confirmed cases world-wide.


• SSM Health is currently offering free virtual evaluations at

• For mental health, a disaster distress helpline is available by calling 1-800-985-5990.

• Drive-thru testing beginning at 1 p.m. is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays in downtown Shawnee, at Community Health Shawnee Family Medical Center, 130 N. Broadway, Suite 30. Appointments are preferred by calling 405-395-0300 to pre-register.

• Drive-thru testing is also available by appointment, 405-273-2157, at the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Community Development Corporation, 1545 S Gordon Cooper Dr.

• For a complete list of testing sites across the state, visit


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