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April 13: COVID-19 SITUATION UPDATE

 

April 13, 2020 – The number of statewide COVID-19 cases rose to 2,069 today, an increase of 99, with three more deaths reported, for a total of 99, according the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH).

The three deaths announced today, all aged 65 or older, include a male and female in Canadian County and a male from Kay County.

The first case in Alfalfa County was also reported today, leaving only 14 counties without a single confirmed case. Twenty-one counties have had at least one confirmed death reported.

Only seven counties reflect more COVID-19 deaths than Pottawatomie, which currently has three official fatalities. Those with more deaths include Oklahoma, 19; Tulsa, 18; Cleveland, 17; Osage, 7; Greer, 4; Wagoner, 4; and Kay, 4. Canadian and Creek counties also reflect three total deaths to date, according to OSDH.

Pottawatomie County's confirmed coronavirus cases remain unchanged today with 26 confirmed by OSDH. The counties with more confirmed cases are as follows: Oklahoma, 455; Tulsa, 337; Cleveland, 267; Washington, 114; Wagoner, 73; Delaware, 63; Canadian, 57; Creek, 56; Osage, 56; Comanche, 51; Greer, 50; and Kay, 54; Payne, 29; Adair, 27; and Pawnee, 27.

"OSDH continues to work with hospitals to prepare for a surge to the medical system in the coming weeks," today's agency report states.

The peak impact of COVID-19 in Oklahoma has been estimated to hit on April 21, according to a model released April 10, by 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 the peak date 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 11:51 a.m.):

Deaths now total 22,861 across the country, according to the Johns Hopkins University, with 560,891 total cases being reported. Numbers reported by the Center For Disease Control (CDC) show 21,942 total deaths and 554,849 total cases. The World Health Organization (WHO), today reported 18,516 total US deaths and 492,881 total cases.

WORLD-WIDE (as of11:51 a.m.):

Across the globe, the total number of COVID-19 deaths reached 117,569, with 1,883,119 worldwide cases being reported, according to Johns Hopkins. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported significantly a total 111,652 deaths and 1,773,084 confirmed cases world-wide.

LOCAL RESOURCES:

• SSM Health is currently offering free virtual evaluations at http://www.ssmhealth.com/StopTheSpread.

• 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 http://www.coronavirus.health.ok.gov/drive-thru-testing.

 

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