April 29: COVID-19 SITUATION UPDATE
Today's numbers: 7 new deaths, 63 new cases, 59 new recovered
April 23, 2020
April 29, 2020 – Seven more deaths have been reported today as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose 63, for a cumulative total of 3,473 confirmed Oklahoma cases and 214 deaths, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH).
Of the seven deaths announced today, three occurred within the past 24 hours. The remaining four fatalities occurred between April 16 and April 26. The youngest was a male aged 36-49 from Oklahoma County. A male aged 50-64 from Washington County also died and five were in the 65 and older group: a male in Tulsa, Garvin and Muskogee counties, along with another male in Oklahoma County; and a female in Kay County.
The number of recovered cases in Oklahoma rose by 59 for a new total of 2,319. OSDH defines recovered as, "Currently not hospitalized or deceased and 14 days after onset/report."
Pottawatomie County's numbers still stand at 43 total positive cases, four deaths and 30 recovered, which leaves nine known active cases.
Shawnee still reflects 27 total cases, with 15 reported in the 74801 zip code (12 recovered, up one) and 11 in the 74804 area (six recovered), 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 recovered case in Maud*; 1 active case in Meeker*; and 2 active cases in Konawa*. (*Denotes multi-county towns.)
Across the country, there were more than 2,500 deaths and more than 25,500 new cases reported by Johns Hopkins University in the past 24 hours. The number of total confirmed cases is now 1,038,451, as of 8:45 p.m., with 60,876 fatalities and 120,444 patients listed as recovered (up more than 4,500).
More Information From OSDH:
• On Tuesday, Governor Kevin Stitt called for all COVID testing locations and providers to expand access to all Oklahomans who desire to be tested, even without demonstrating symptoms.
• Drive-thru COVID-19 testing is now available at the Oklahoma Health Center in coordination with the University of Oklahoma. If you are experiencing symptoms, call 405-271-7774 to make an appointment. More information can be found at http://www.covidoumedicine.com.
• A list of COVID-19 testing sites in the state can be found at http://www.coronavirus.health.ok.gov/drive-thru-testing.
• For more information, visit coronavirus.health.ok.gov.
• 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.