APRIL 1, 2020 SITUATION UPDATE: COVID-19 from the Oklahoma Department of Health

Wednesday, 01 April 2020 13:25

APRIL 1, 2020 SITUATION UPDATE: COVID-19 from the Oklahoma Department of Health Featured

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 This version has amended changes to drive-thru testing sites.

• As of this advisory, there are 719 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. Greer County has been added to the list of counties now required to come into compliance with Governor Kevin Stitt's "Safer at Home" executive order that calls for non-essential businesses in counties with COVID-19 cases to temporarily suspend services until April 16.

• There are an additional seven deaths: o Three in Oklahoma County, a female in the 50-64 age group and a male and female older than 65. o One in Greer County, a female older than 65. o One in Kay County, a male older than 65. o One in Mayes County, a male in the 50-64 age group. o One in Osage County, a male older than 65.

• There are 30 total deaths in the state.

• Drive-thru testing sites (no appointment necessary) open today, Thursday and Friday: o Woodward from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Woodward County Event Center. o Altus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Western Oklahoma State College. o Lawton from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Urgent Care Clinic, 3811 W. Gore. • Criteria for testing at drive-thru testing sites: o Must be 18 or older

Only one specimen per household

 Have not had close contact (within 6 ft.) of someone who has tested positive in past 14 days o Currently experiencing fever (>100.4 degrees F) AND cough or shortness of breath.

• Testing is also available at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a physician referral and by appointment only.

• REMINDER: Governor Stitt’s “Safer at Home” order includes the following guidelines for all 77 counties until April 30: o No gatherings in groups larger than 10 people. o People age 65 or older or those with a compromised immune system must shelter at home. o On both statewide and municipal levels, individuals can still leave for essential errands such as to grocery stores or pharmacies. Please call 2-1-1 or visit covidresources.ok.gov for resources and information. • For more information, visit coronavirus.health.ok.gov.

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results Positive (In-State) 719 Positive (Out-of-State) 2 Negative* 1,248 Hospitalizations 219 Deaths 30

*Negative testing results are only from the State Public Health Laboratory and do not include private laboratory negative results. Data Source: Acute Disease Service,




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