7-16-20 COVID-19 Situation
Fewer Available ICU Beds Reported Today As State Adds 628 More COVID-19 Cases
July 16, 2020
Thursday, July 16, 2020 – Available ICU beds around the state appear to be dwindling, as reported COVID-19 related fatalities increased slightly today and the number of new cases dropped 41.58 percent from the record number reported yesterday, according to data from The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH).
Total COVID-19 related deaths now total 438 statewide with six deaths reported today - two of which were reported in the past 24 hours. Only two other times since May 20 has OSDH reported six or more virus-related deaths: 7 deaths were reported June 27 and six on July 10. So far, 51 fatalities have been reported this month. During the entire month of June, OSDH reported a total of 53 COVID-19 related deaths. May had 112 deaths reported and April saw 215.
Today's number of new COVID-19 cases across the state, 628, is down from the previous two days which was 1075 yesterday and 993 on Tuesday. Deaths, on the other hand, saw a slight increase.
So far this month, new positive cases in Oklahoma have increase by 9,209, with a cumulative total of 23,441, according to OSDH. Repeat tests for the same individual or positive antibody tests are not included in the agency's daily reports. Those totals are reported separately in the weekly Epidemiology report.
Recovered cases – defined by the agency as "currently not hospitalized or deceased and 14 days after onset/report" – were 792 as reported today, with 6,812 for July so far and 18,095 cumulatively.
OSDH reports a total of 4,908 known, active COVID-19 cases as of today. On July 1, the number of active cases was 3,285.
Available ICU beds are at a low of 17 percent (168 out of 1,013) with 86 percent reporting compliance, according to today's Executive Order Report. Yesterday's availability was at 16 percent (166 out of 1,007) with 85 percent reporting compliance.
Total hospital occupancy also hit above 6,000 for the third day in a row; and the only day not above that in the past six reporting days was Monday with a total occupancy of 5,932. Today's number is 6,729 according to the OSDH Executive Report - the highest reported since at least June 1.
Today's local data is detailed in the accompanying chart.
No cases in the town of St. Louis have been reported by OSDH to date.