April 23: COVID-19 SITUATION UPDATE
April 23, 2020
April 23, 2020 – As plans to begin reopening parts of Oklahoma’s economy are currently underway, the state now has more than 3,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of more than 2,000 cases reported in the past 20 days by the Oklahoma Department of Health (OSDH).
On April 3, OSDH reported 988 cumulative cases of the virus. Two days ago, the state hit the date forecasted as the peak of the virus activity and has since added more than 200 confirmed cases, for a cumulative total of 3,017, reported today.
Six more deaths were reported today and another three yesterday, for a total of 179 COVID-19 fatalities, according to OSDH.
Pottawatomie County now has 38 confirmed cases, four deaths and 26 reported as recovered by OSDH.
In Shawnee, 24 total cases have been documented, with 15 reported in the 74801 zip code (10 recovered) and eight in the 74804 area (five recovered), OSDH data shows.
Throughout the rest of the county, OSDH data reflects the following: 4 recovered cases in McLoud; 3 recovered in Asher/74826 area; 3 cases in Tecumseh, with 2 recovered; 2 cases in Earlsboro, with 1 recovered; and 1 active positive case in Maud.
Testing continues to remain low with information reported from two of the three current testing sites. A request for updated testing information from Pottawatomie County Health Department has had no response.
In all, 91 total tests have been performed by Community Health Shawnee Family Medical Center located in downtown as of Wednesday, according to Chief Executive Officer Isabella Lawson. Two have been confirmed positive, eight are still pending results and another 16 appointments are scheduled for today. Call 405-395-0300 for more information or to pre-register and set an appointment.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation has tested 293 total patients, with seven confirmed positives, said CPN Public Information Officer Jennifer Bell on Tuesday. An additional 800 test swabs were available for use.
CPN Health Services will hold a drive-thru test clinic from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow, or until supplies run out. You must be a CPNHS patient to be tested. For more details, visit potawatomi.org.