April 28: COVID-19 SITUATION UPDATE
One new COVID-19 Case in County and 130 New State Cases; US Tops One Million
April 23, 2020
April 28, 2020 – Oklahoma's virus cases increased by 130 today – the most newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported by officials since April 9 – with 10 new deaths reported. In Pottawatomie County, one new case has been reported, while across the country, Americans saw the total number of cases top one million today, nearly a third of the world's total.
The number of cases world-wide hit the one million mark on April 2. Today, 26 days later, the Unites States has matched that previous global number with 1,010,717 total confirmed cases, as of 4:50 p.m., according to Johns Hopkins University.
The global number now sits at 3,110,219 total confirmed cases. Global deaths total 216,160, with a quarter of those belonging to the US which now has 58,365 fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins.
In Oklahoma, the 10 fatalities confirmed today occurred between April 22-26, with four in Tulsa County and three in Washington County. Caddo, Cleveland and Delaware counties each had one COVID-19 death, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH).
The state's total numbers now stand at 3,410 positive cases, 207 deaths and 2,260 recovered patients (an increase of 93), leaving 943 known active cases. OSDH currently defines recovered as, "Currently not hospitalized or deceased and 14 days after onset/report."
Pottawatomie County's numbers now stand at 43 total positive cases, four deaths and 30 recovered, which leaves nine known active cases. Although today's county case number has increased by one, the location within the county could not be determined from OSDH data. The total number of confirmed cases for each town, and zip code area, remained unchanged today.
Shawnee still reflects 27 total cases, with 15 reported in the 74801 zip code (11 recovered, up one) and 11 in the 74804 area (six recovered, up one), OSDH data shows.
Throughout the rest of the county, the data reflects the following: 4 recovered cases in McLoud/Dale*; 3 recovered in Asher/74826 area; 2 cases in Earlsboro*, with 1 recovered; 1 newly recovered case in Maud*; 1 active case in Meeker*; and 2 active cases in Konawa*. (*Denotes multi-county towns.)
The 10 new fatalities reported today are listed as follows, (all aged 65 or older unless otherwise noted):
• 4 Tulsa County: 2 male, one aged 50-64; and 2 females, one aged 50-64
• 3 Washington County: 2 females; and 1 male
• 1 Caddo County: a female
• 1 Delaware County: a female
• 1 Cleveland County: a male
• SSM Health is 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 is available is available by appointment, as tests are available, in downtown Shawnee, at Community Health Shawnee Family Medical Center, 130 N. Broadway, Suite 30. Call 405-395-0300 to pre-register and set an appointment.
• Curbside testing is also available by appointment, as tests are available, at the Pottawatomie County Health Department by calling 405-273-2157.
• For a complete list of testing sites across the state, visit http://www.coronavirus.health.ok.gov/drive-thru-testing