OSDH Reports 993 New COVID-19 Cases Tuesday, July 14
July 16, 2020
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 – Daily COVID-19 reports continue to break multiple records as the first pediatric death associated with COVID-19 was reported Sunday, a 13-year-old girl, by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH).
Today, new cases, active cases and patients self-quarantined after being seen in a hospital (within the 24-hour reporting period) all topped previous state records.
New COVID-19 related hospitalizations also hit a record daily increase of 114 on Monday, according to OSDH data, with another record of 456 confirmed positive patients reported hospitalized. Overall hospital occupancy was also at its highest number reported in at least two months with 6,510 patients listed in Tuesday's state reports.
The number of new, laboratory-confirmed cases reported on Tuesday, July 14, by OSDH of 993 bested the previous record by 135 cases when 853 new cases were reported on July 7. With every day of July reflecting more than 300 new, positive cases the first two weeks have seen a total of 7,506 new, individual cases confirmed active. OSDH data states positive antibody tests and repeat COVID-19 tests are not included in the daily numbers reported.
So far, in July, OSDH has reported 5,352 patients as recovered. The agency defines recovered as, "Currently not hospitalized or deceased and 14 days after onset/report."
Fatality numbers appear low with 41 July deaths reported statewide, especially when compared to May's data, when 112 COVID-19 related deaths were reported; however, the first two weeks have already seen more than that of June's start.
"I was deeply saddened to learn of the loss of the state's first child impacted by COVID-19 since the pandemic arrived in Oklahoma. Our prayers are with the family and community as they mourn the loss of a young, innocent life," said Interim Health Commissioner Lance Frye, MD. "As the pandemic continues to tragically impact families in our state, we can remain vigilant to prevent the spread by actively protecting each other."
Locally, Pottawatomie County has 47 active cases, according to OSDH, with a cumulative total of 172 as of Tuesday– an increase of 68 since July 1.
Shawnee now reflects a cumulative total of 118 COVID-19 cases, 29 of which are considered active. Tuesday's OSDH data showed 71 total in the 74801 zip code and 46 in 74804. Around 30 confirmed cases are considered active within the city of Shawnee.
Tecumseh has picked up eight newly confirmed cases this month for a cumulative total of 18. Eleven are listed as recovered.
Macomb's first case was reported last week, on July 6, by OSDH.
Throughout the rest of the county Tuesday's totals from OSDH are as follows:
• 22 Dale/McLoud* cases, with 17 recovered and 5 active;
• 3 recovered in the Asher/74826 area;
• 3 recovered cases in Wanette;
• 2 recovered cases in Earlsboro*;
• 2 Maud* cases, with 1 still active;
• 7 Meeker* cases, with 3 still active;
• 8 Prague* cases, with 1 still active;
• 6 cases in Konawa*, with 1 (Seminole County) fatality, 3 recovered and 2 active.
*denotes multi-county towns
No cases have been reported by OSDH in Saint Louis.