COVID-19 UPDATE Week In Review: Three new Shawnee cases, one fatality in neighboring Lincoln County
452 new COVID-19 cases and 28 fatalities were reported in Oklahoma this week, along with a significant spike in self-quarantined patients
May 7, 2020
May 8, 2020 – Oklahoma now totals 4,426 cumulative COVID-19 cases and 266 deaths as the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) today added 94 new positive cases and six more fatalities. And for the first time, the number of self-quarantined patients in a 24-hour period jumped to over a thousand, with 1,244 reported in Tuesday's Executive Order Report.
In the past five days, OSDH reported 452 new virus cases, and 28 deaths. In the past fiscal week, May 2 through May 8, the agency reported 676 new COVID-19 cases and 36 deaths.
Cumulative recovered cases now total 3,064 patients, with 597 of those reported in the past fiscal week. OSDH defines recovered as, "Currently not hospitalized or deceased and 14 days after onset/report."
Statewide, today's active COVID-19 cases total 1,094, an increase of 43 from last Friday's active total of 1,051.
The number of self-quarantined patients reported Monday through Thursday this week (3,284, May 4-8), also increased by 1,375 above the total number of patients reported last Monday through Thursday, (1,909, April 27-30), according to OSDH Executive Order Report data submitted to the governor five days a week. Self-quarantined patient data comes from the number of patients self-quarantined after being seen in a hospital during the 24-hour reporting period of each executive report by OSDH.
Tuesday's report of 1,244 self-quarantined patients is the highest number reflected in an executive report to date. The second highest was reported the day before, on May 4, with 769. The only other time self-quarantine patients totaled more than 700 was on April 9, with a report of 719 patients seen in a hospital, according to OSDH data.
Pottawatomie County picked up three new COVID-19 cases this week for a cumulative total of 54. OSDH data shows two new cases in the 74801 zip code, which now stands at 19 cases, with 12 listed recovered; and one new case in 74804, for a new total of 14 cases, three fatalities and nine recovered (up two).
Of the new local cases, OSDH data shows an increase of one nursing home case this week, for a new total of six. Shawnee's Colonial Estates Nursing Home continues to show one case of COVID-19 by a resident, according to OSDH's May 7 Executive Order Report. Details on the other five could not be found among the long-term care facility data.
Throughout the rest of the county no other changes in OSDH data have been reflected, with the exception of Tecumseh, which added two more recovered. Totals stand as follows (*denotes multi-county towns):
• 6 Dale/McLoud cases, with 4 recovered;
• 5 Tecumseh cases, with 4 recovered;
• 3 recovered in the Asher/74826 area;
• 2 cases in Wanette, with one recovered;
• 2 recovered cases in Earlsboro*;
• 1 recovered case in Maud*;
• 1 active case in Meeker*; and
• 2 cases in Konawa*, with 1 (Seminole County) fatality and 1 recovered.
A second fatality in neighboring Lincoln County was reported Tuesday by OSDH - a female aged 65 or older. Neighboring Seminole County had their second virus related fatality confirmed by OSDH on Saturday, also a female aged 65 or older.
Of the 28 Oklahoma deaths announced this week, two have occurred within the past 24 hours and the 26 others occurred between April 20 and May 6. No deaths were reported by the state agency on Sunday or Monday.
Details of the 28 fatalities reported this week by officials are listed as follows, (all aged 65 or older unless otherwise noted):
• 8 Oklahoma County: 5 females; and 3 males, 2 aged 50-64
• 4 Washington County: 3 males; and 1 female aged 50-64
• 3 Cleveland County: 2 male; and 1 female
• 2 Delaware County: 1 male; and 1 female
• 2 Wagoner County: 1 female; and a female aged 50-64
• 2 Tulsa County: 2 females, one aged 50-64
• 1 Texas County: 1 male aged 50-64
• 1 Caddo County: 1 male aged 50-64
• 1 Rogers County: 1 female aged 50-64
• 1 Creek County: 1 female
• 1 Lincoln County: 1 female
• 1 Cotton County: 1 male
• 1 Le Flore County: 1 male
Four "Caring Vans", providing free COVID-19 tests, will be available tomorrow, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in four Oklahoma City locations:
• Guiding Right, 1420 NE 23rd St., Okla. City
• Supermercados Morelos, 1 SE 59th St., Okla. City
• Little Flower Catholic Church, 1125 S. Walker Ave., Okla. City
• La 29 Business Association, SW 29th St., Okla. City
In an OSDH press release posted today, OSDH Commissioner Gary Cox is encouraging all Oklahomans to get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible with a goal to test 90,000 people during the month of May.
COVID-19 testing is open to everyone; people do not need to exhibit symptoms to be tested.
• 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.
• SSM Health is offering free virtual evaluations at http://www.ssmhealth.com/StopTheSpread. Testing, including anti-body testing, is now available for SSM Health patients by calling (405) 273-5801 for an appointment.
• For mental health, a disaster distress helpline is available by calling 1-800-985-5990.
• 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.