April 27: COVID-19 SITUATION UPDATE
Two new local cases reported - one in Tecumseh, one in Shawnee
April 23, 2020
April 27, 2020 – New COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma continue on a 4-day decline to the lowest daily increase reported since March 24 by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). The total number of state fatalities is now 197, with three additional deaths occurring on Thursday and Friday now included in today's total.
Of the 27 new cases reported today, two are in Pottawatomie County, bringing the county total to 42 positive cases reported. Statewide, the total is now 3,280, with 2,167 recovered patients reported by OSDH, an increase of 28, leaving 916 known active cases.
One new case has been reported in Tecumseh, bringing the town's total confirmed cases of the virus to four, including two recovered patients.
Shawnee also added one positive case of the virus, for a new total of 27 confirmed cases reported, 17 of which are listed as recovered by OSDH. In the 74801 zip code, 15 confirmed cases have been reported (11 recovered); and 11 cases have been reported in the 74804 area (five recovered).
Throughout the rest of the county, OSDH data reflects the following: 4 recovered cases in McLoud/Dale*; 3 recovered in Asher/74826 area; 2 cases in Earlsboro*, with 1 recovered; 1 active case in Maud*; 1 active case in Meeker*; and 2 active cases in Konawa*. (*Denotes multi-county towns.)
Across the country, confirmed cases are nearing the one million mark, with 985,443 reported this evening by Johns Hopkins University, 111,109 recovered; and fatalities now totaling 55,952. New York accounts for nearly 31 percent of the country's COVID-19 deaths with 17,303 fatalities reported today by the New York State Department of Health.
World-wide total cases have reached 3,035,177 this evening, according to John's Hopkins University. Global fatalities now total 210,610, with 892,291 total patients reported as recovered.
A list of COVID-19 testing sites in the state can be found at https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/drive-thru-testing.