Health & Wellness
Friday, 18 December 2020 14:14

December 18, 2020 Situation Update: COVID-19

OSDH Situation Update

This week, 77 Oklahoma counties are in the “orange" risk level for the COVID-19 Risk Level System. OSDH continues to monitor closely the statewide hospitalization trends for COVID-19.

The COVID-19 Risk Level System will be updated every Friday in the Situation Update at 11:00 a.m. This week’s map can be seen in this update below the test results chart.

As OSDH continues to meet with stakeholders across the state, the COVID-19 Risk Level System is subject to further revisions as science and public health guidance advances with the ongoing pandemic.

As of this advisory, there are 251,760 cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. 

3,201 is today's 7-day rolling average for the number of new cases reported.

There are 17 additional deaths identified to report.

  • One in Caddo County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Canadian County, one female in the 50-64 age group.
  • One in Craig County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in McCurtain County, one male in the 65 or older age group. 
  • One in Muskogee County, one male in the 50-64 age group.
  • One in Nowata County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Three in Oklahoma County, one female in the 36-49 age group, one female in the 65 or older age group, one male in the 50-64 age group.
  • One in Rogers County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Seven in Tulsa County, three females in the 65 or older age group, one male in the 50-64 age group, three males in the 65 or older age group.

There are 2,161 total deaths in the state.

For more information, visit https://oklahoma.gov/covid19.html.

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

Cases

251,760

*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date

2,192,087

*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date

2,447,260

Acute Care OSDH Licensed Facility Hospitalizations

1,594

Other Types of Facilities Hospitalizations

139

Total Cumulative Hospitalizations

14,970

Total Cumulative Deaths

2,161

 

*The total includes laboratory information provided to OSDH at the time of the report. Total counts may not reflect unique individuals. 

***The purpose of publishing aggregated statistical COVID-19 data through the OSDH Dashboard, the Executive Order Report, and the Weekly Epidemiology and Surveillance Report is to support the needs of the general public in receiving important and necessary information regarding the state of the health and safety of the citizens of Oklahoma. These resources may be used only for statistical purposes and may not be used in any way that would determine the identity of any reported cases.

Data Source: Acute Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health.
*As of 2020-12-18 at 7:00 a.m.

Oklahoma COVID-19 Risk Level System

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COVID-19 Risk Level System Map

As of December 17, 2020

Detailed case statistics are published on the website. Click here for more information.

Friday, 18 December 2020 07:10

SITUATION UPDATE: COVID-19 December 18, 2020

OSDH Advisory

As of this advisory, there are 248,204 cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. 

3,250 is today's 7-day rolling average for the number of new cases reported.

There are 16 additional deaths identified to report.

  • One in Beckham County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Four in Custer County, four males in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Greer County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Muskogee County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • Six in Oklahoma County, one female in the 65 or older age group, three males in the 50-64 age group, two males in the 65 or older age group.
  • Three in Tulsa County, two females in the 65 or older age group, one male in the 65 or older age group.

There are 2,144 total deaths in the state.

Additional hospitalization data can be found in the Hospital Tiers report, published evenings Monday through Friday.

For more information, visit https://oklahoma.gov/covid19.html.

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

Cases

248,204

*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date

2,158,637

*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date

2,403,117

Acute Care OSDH Licensed Facility Hospitalizations

1,576

Other Types of Facilities Hospitalizations

123

Total Cumulative Hospitalizations

14,821

Total Cumulative Deaths

2,144

*Due to technical issues experienced on December 16, 2020, OSDH was unable to report the new daily testing numbers. Cumulative totals reflect the totals as of December 15, 2020.

*The total includes laboratory information provided to OSDH at the time of the report. As a result, counts are subject to change. Total counts may not reflect unique individuals. 

***The purpose of publishing aggregated statistical COVID-19 data through the OSDH Dashboard, the Executive Order Report, and the Weekly Epidemiology and Surveillance Report is to support the needs of the general public in receiving important and necessary information regarding the state of the health and safety of the citizens of Oklahoma. These resources may be used only for statistical purposes and may not be used in any way that would determine the identity of any reported cases.

Data Source: Acute Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health.
*As of 2020-12-17 at 7:00 a.m.

Detailed case statistics are published on the website. Click here for more information.

2020 Findings on All Tobacco Use  

The data show youth use of any tobacco product declining, with an estimated 1.73 million fewer youth currently using any tobacco product in 2020 (4.47 million) compared to 2019 (6.20 million). 

The results showed 23.6% of high school and 6.7% of middle school students reported currently using any tobacco product in 2020. In addition, current use of any combustible tobacco products, multiple tobacco products, e-cigarettes, cigars, and smokeless tobacco decreased among both high and middle school students between 2019 and 2020. Despite these encouraging declines, the survey did not show significant decreases in the use of cigarettes, hookah, pipe tobacco, or heated tobacco products. 

Read the full report:

Tobacco Product Use among Middle and High School Students, United States, 2020.

2020 Findings on E-Cigarette Use

In fall 2020, FDA and CDC released findings from the 2020 National Youth Tobacco Survey showing that 1.8 million fewer U.S. youth are currently using e-cigarettes compared to last year. However, youth e-cigarette use has increased dramatically since 2011, and 3.6 million youth still currently use e-cigarettes. Moreover, the data shows an alarming increase in the number of youth who use disposable e-cigarettes and more than 8 out of 10 youth e-cigarette users report use of flavored products. In addition, almost 40 percent of high school users are using an e-cigarette on 20 or more days out of the month and almost a quarter of them use e-cigarettes every day, indicating a strong dependence on nicotine among youth.

Read the full report:

E-Cigarette Use among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2020.

Learn about the Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan and FDA's ongoing strategies to reduce youth access and use of e-cigarettes.

Goals of NYTS

FDA is committed to a science-based approach that addresses public health issues associated with tobacco use. We collaborate with CDC on this nationally representative survey of middle and high school students that focuses exclusively on tobacco use. NYTS was designed to provide national data on long-term, intermediate, and short-term indicators key to the design, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive tobacco prevention and control programs.

Wednesday, 16 December 2020 21:56

December 16, 2020 SITUATION UPDATE: COVID-19

OSDH Advisory

As of this advisory, there are 245,229 cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. 

3,177 is today's 7-day rolling average for the number of new cases reported.

There are 42 additional deaths identified to report.

  • Three in Cleveland County, one male in the 50-64 age group, two males in the 65 or older age group.
  • Four in Comanche County, one female in the 36-49 age group, two females in the 65 or older age group, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Creek County, one female in the 65 or older age group, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Custer County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Three in Delaware County, one female in the 18-35 age group, one female in the 65 or older age group, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Grady County, one female in the 50-64 age group.
  • One in Kingfisher County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Kiowa County, one female in the 65 or older age group, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in McCurtain County, one male in the 36-49 age group.
  • Two in Muskogee County, one female in the 65 or older age group, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Nowata County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Nine in Oklahoma County, one female in the 50-64 age group, three females in the 65 or older age group, five males in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Pottawatomie County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Rogers County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • Nine in Tulsa County, one female in the 50-64 age group, two females in the 65 or older age group, one male in the 50-64 age group, five males in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Washington County, one male in the 65 or older age group.

There are 2,128 total deaths in the state.

Additional hospitalization data can be found in the Hospital Tiers report, published evenings Monday through Friday.

For more information, visit https://oklahoma.gov/covid19.html.

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

Cases

245,229

*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date

2,158,637

*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date

2,403,117

Acute Care OSDH Licensed Facility Hospitalizations

1,594

Other Types of Facilities Hospitalizations

123

Total Cumulative Hospitalizations

14,665

Total Cumulative Deaths

2,128

*The total includes laboratory information provided to OSDH at the time of the report. Total counts may not reflect unique individuals. 

***The purpose of publishing aggregated statistical COVID-19 data through the OSDH Dashboard, the Executive Order Report, and the Weekly Epidemiology and Surveillance Report is to support the needs of the general public in receiving important and necessary information regarding the state of the health and safety of the citizens of Oklahoma. These resources may be used only for statistical purposes and may not be used in any way that would determine the identity of any reported cases.

Data Source: Acute Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health.
*As of 2020-12-16 at 7:00 a.m.

Detailed case statistics are published on the website. Click here for more information.

Wednesday, 16 December 2020 21:23

SITUATION UPDATE: COVID-19 December 16, 2020

OSDH Advisory

COVID-19 testing sites are open in multiple cities in Oklahoma as a result of a cross-county, city and state health system partnership. Visit this page for updated dates and locations.

For more information, visit https://oklahoma.gov/covid19.html.

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

Due to technical difficulties, we are unable to provide updated COVID-19 numbers at this time. Updated data will be available on our dashboard at https://oklahoma.gov/covid19.html as soon as possible.

Detailed case statistics are published on the website. Click here for more information.

Press Release
 
NORMAN, OKLAHOMA – With a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the FDA and being distributed nationwide, Professional Oklahoma Educators (POE) surveyed its members regarding taking the vaccine and the state’s vaccine distribution plan.
 
The survey garnered 1,770 responses from the organization’s statewide membership.
 
“Based on the results from our survey, the views of our members are mixed on taking the vaccine,” said Ginger Tinney, executive director of POE. “Their views on the vaccine, however, seem consistent with the views of many Americans indicated by national polling.”
 
Forty-two percent of respondents to the POE survey said no, they would not volunteer to get vaccinated against COVID-19, while 28% said yes and 26% said they were undecided.
 
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized on Dec. 11 the emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 16 years of age and older. This emergency use authorization allows the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to be distributed in the United States.
 
The Pew Research Center conducted a study in late November where about four-in-ten (39%) Americans said they definitely or probably would not get a coronavirus vaccine, though about half of this group – 18% of U.S. adults – say it is possible they would decide to get vaccinated once other people start being vaccinated and more information is available. The Pew Research Center study was conducted Nov. 18-29.
 
In a separate POE survey of 810 members, Oklahoma educators were asked if they support Oklahoma’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan. A majority, 47%, said they are undecided about the plan and 30% said they support the plan; 22% of respondents indicated they do not support the current plan.
 
“These results indicate opinions are still forming about the vaccine and distribution plan,” Tinney said.
 
Members were asked to rank in order of priority where they believe teachers, students, residents and administrative staff in educational settings should rank. Based on the responses, teachers would have moved themselves from Phase 3 into Phase 2 of the distribution plan, two spots above their current ranking.
 
“We understand the great difficulty in allocating a limited number of COVID-19 vaccines,” Tinney said. “We believe with the strong push to resume in school instructions across the state, school personnel — especially those with additional risk factors — should be a made a priority.”
 

Editor’s Note: Due to rounding and respondents opting to comment, percentages may not add up to 100 percent.

 
Tuesday, 15 December 2020 18:48

SITUATION UPDATE: COVID-19 December 15. 2020

OSDH Advisory

As of this advisory, there are 241,991 cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. 

3,044 is today's 7-day rolling average for the number of new cases reported.

There are 14 additional deaths identified to report.

  • Three in Canadian County, two females in the 65 or older age group, one male in the 50-64 age group.
  • One in Cherokee County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Custer County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Garfield County, one female in the 50-64 age group.
  • One in Harper County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Lincoln County, one male in the 36-49 age group.
  • Two in Oklahoma County, one male in the 50-64 age group, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Texas County, one female in the 65 or older age group, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Tulsa, one female in the 65 or older age group, one male in the 65 or older age group.

There are 2,086 total deaths in the state.

Additional hospitalization data can be found in the Hospital Tiers report, published evenings Monday through Friday.

For more information, visit https://oklahoma.gov/covid19.html.

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

Cases

241,991

*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date

2,147,957

*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date

2,395,251

Acute Care OSDH Licensed Facility Hospitalizations

1,583

Other Types of Facilities Hospitalizations

104

Total Cumulative Hospitalizations

14,408

Total Cumulative Deaths

2,086

*The total includes laboratory information provided to OSDH at the time of the report. Total counts may not reflect unique individuals. 

***The purpose of publishing aggregated statistical COVID-19 data through the OSDH Dashboard, the Executive Order Report, and the Weekly Epidemiology and Surveillance Report is to support the needs of the general public in receiving important and necessary information regarding the state of the health and safety of the citizens of Oklahoma. These resources may be used only for statistical purposes and may not be used in any way that would determine the identity of any reported cases.

Data Source: Acute Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health.
*As of 2020-12-15 at 7:00 a.m.

Detailed case statistics are published on the website. Click here for more information.

Monday, 14 December 2020 11:07

SITUATION UPDATE: COVID-19 December 14, 2020

OSDH Advisory

As of this advisory, there are 239,767 cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. 

3,054 is today's 7-day rolling average for the number of new cases reported.

There are 8 additional deaths identified to report.

  • One in Bryan County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Lincoln County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Mayes County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • Five in Tulsa County, two females in the 65 or older age group, three males in the 65 or older age group.

There are 2,072 total deaths in the state.

Additional hospitalization data can be found in the Hospital Tiers report, published evenings Monday through Friday.

For more information, visit https://oklahoma.gov/covid19.html.

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

Cases

239,767

*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date (As of 12/11/20)

2,110,479

*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date (As of 12/11/20)

2,350,120

Acute Care OSDH Licensed Facility Hospitalizations (As of 12/11/20)

1,494

Other Types of Facilities Hospitalizations (As of 12/11/20)

120

Total Cumulative Hospitalizations

14,362

Total Cumulative Deaths

2,072

*The total includes laboratory information provided to OSDH at the time of the report. Total counts may not reflect unique individuals. 

***The purpose of publishing aggregated statistical COVID-19 data through the OSDH Dashboard, the Executive Order Report, and the Weekly Epidemiology and Surveillance Report is to support the needs of the general public in receiving important and necessary information regarding the state of the health and safety of the citizens of Oklahoma. These resources may be used only for statistical purposes and may not be used in any way that would determine the identity of any reported cases.

Data Source: Acute Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health.
*As of 2020-12-14 at 7:00 a.m.

Detailed case statistics are published on the website. Click here for more information.

Daily Tips To Address S.A.D

Press Release

In a normal year, Seasonal Affective Disorder (or S.A.D.) affects nearly 10 Million Americans; 2020 is not a normal year.  As much of the country braces for months of darker, colder days, we continue to fight against a barrage of daily news updates of nationwide struggles related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

With daily infections reaching record levels in parts of the United States, and scientists warning of the ‘dark winter’ approaching, I have a timely interview with Dr. Wayne Pernell, PhD, Author and Executive Leadership Coach, who can speak to pandemic fatigue and provide actionable recommendations for those struggling to get through the next few (darker) months.

“What we're seeing both professionally and casually, is a sense of burn-out,” Dr. Pernell says.  “We've had more rules imposed on us in the last nine months than we've had since childhood, we’re all assuming multiple roles, trying to hold it all together as balance between teacher to professional to chef, with no real sense of a break and we’re starting and ending each day having zero clue of what lies ahead. To top it off, we start and end our days in the dark as the winter months come on. Our bodies respond and our psyche is affected.” 

Dr. Pernell offers expert guidance for people overwhelmed by the new (and ongoing) rules around managing COVID as the darker and colder days of winter settle in on us, with practical steps and a brighter perspective everyone needs reminding about each day, including:   

  • You Are Resilient - If you look back over the course of 2020, your life got turned upside down. There were a lot of unknowns, and each day you made it through. You pivoted, you bounced, and you kept going. Yes, you're resilient.  

  • You Are Courageous - It takes courage every day to step into the unknown. It takes courage to awaken and step into who you need to be, even when it's hard. And it has been hard. 

  • You Have A Choice - Whether affected by the season or by the fact that we've been shut in for three quarters of this year, remember that right now, you have a choice. You have a choice of what grocery store to go to, you have a choice about which mask you want to wear, and you have a choice about how you show up for others.  Beyond kindness, connecting in a very human way matters. Choose to show up that way.

“Dr. P” owns DynamicLeader, Inc. He is a highly sought speaker, member of the Forbes Business Council and has appeared regularly on numerous networks across the country as well as having been quoted in the New York TimesFast Company, MSN Money, Forbes and published in Entrepreneur magazine to name a few. Go to www.waynepernell.com for more about Dr. P.

 

ABOUT DR. PERNELL
Known as the Powerful Presence™ mentor and “Outfluencer,” Dr. Wayne Pernell is a highly sought Speaker, Amazon #1 International Best-Selling Author, blogger, podcaster, and High-Performance Breakthrough Coach for leaders at all levels.

“Dr P,” as his clients call him, is known for being insightful and engaging. While  earning his doctorate in clinical psychology, he began working in the realm of leadership development, having held executive-level positions himself.  And he now brings more than thirty-five years of experience in lifting leaders to set new strategic targets and attain exceptional success.  Dr Pernell is the president of DynamicLeader, Inc., founded the #StartsWithOne™ movement, is a member of the Forbes Business Council, and has regularly been on Fox, NBC, ABC, and CBS television, various radio programs, and podcasts around the country, also having contributed to Fast Company, Entrepreneur, and the NY Times, among others.  His unique perspective and genuine approach when speaking, training, consulting, or coaching creates lasting change for his clients.