April 30: COVID-19 SITUATION UPDATE
Two New Virus Cases Reported in County; 145 New State Cases Bring Active Total to 995**
April 30, 2020
April 30, 2020 – For the second time this week, the number of new COVID-19 cases is the highest increase since April 9, when state officials reported 160 newly confirmed cases. April 9 tied with April 2 as the date with the second highest daily increase in reported virus cases so far. The most reported in a single day was 171 on April 4, according to data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH).
Today, 145 new cases were reported in addition to eight more fatalities. Two new cases have been reported in Pottawatomie County for a cumulative total of 45, with four deaths and 31 reported as recovered. Details on the two new local cases were unclear at the time of this report.
Statewide totals now number 3,618** confirmed COVID-19 cases, 222 fatalities and 2,401 recovered, an increase of 82, leaving 995** active cases. OSDH defines recovered as, "Currently not hospitalized or deceased and 14 days after onset/report."
Of the eight deaths announced today, five occurred within the past 24 hours. The three other fatalities occurred April 16-28. All were aged 65 or older, with the exception of a male aged 50-64 in Grady County. OSDH details of the other deaths include: Two females in Delaware County; two females in McClain County; and a male in Oklahoma, Mayes and Wagoner counties.
Another reported number has also increased significantly. The number of people seen in a hospital and self-quarantined (during the 24-hour reporting period) increased 174, a total of 554, according to the April 29 OSDH Executive Order Report. That total number was 387 in the April 28 report.**
Shawnee still reflects 27 total cases, with 15 reported in the 74801 zip code (12 recovered) 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 recovered cases in Earlsboro*; 1 recovered case in Maud*; 1 active case in Meeker*; and 2 active cases in Konawa*. (*Denotes multi-county towns.)
Across the United States, there have been just under 2,000 deaths and more than 28,000 new cases reported by Johns Hopkins University in the past 21 hours. The number of total confirmed cases is now 1,067,061, as of 5:20 p.m., with 62,860 fatalities and 125,949 patients listed as recovered (up more than 5,500).
Worldwide, the total number of cases is 3,271,892 today as of 5:20 p.m., according to Johns Hopkins, and 232,817 deaths.
• 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.
• 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.
**CORRECTION/EDITED CONTENT: This story has been edited to correct a previous statement that "the number of self-quarantined patients reported after being seen in a hospital has been below 500 since the April 16 report when 558 were reported." That number also went above 500 in the April 24 report which stated 549 patients were self-quarantined. The total number of state cases also reflected a typo. The correct number was 3,618 (not 3,816), which brings the total of active cases to was 995 (not 1,195).