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SITUATION UPDATE: COVID-19, May 18, 2020 Featured

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As of this advisory, there are 5,398 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

There are no additional deaths.

There are 288 total deaths in the state.

On Sunday, OSDH reported 78 new positive COVID cases, for a total of 5,310 positives, and today the agency is reporting 88 new positive COVID-19 cases, for a total of 5,398 positives.

Of today’s new positive cases, 64% were in Texas County, where the agency is partnering with the CDC, businesses and the community on a robust testing and tracing strategy to contain and minimize further spread of COVID-19 throughout this region. More details on this effort can be read here.

Through a partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma and The Caring Foundation, OSDH is deploying Caring Vans providing free COVID-19 testing to underserved communities in Oklahoma City, increasing testing accessibility. COVID-19 testing is open to everyone 16 and older; people do not need to exhibit symptoms to be tested. This week, a Caring Van will be at the Latino Community Development Agency (lcdaok.com). More information can be found here.

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 coronavirus.health.ok.gov.

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

Confirmed Positive Cases

5,398

*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date (As of 5/15)

117,807

*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date (As of 5/15)

123,954

**Currently Hospitalized (As of 5/15)

180

Total Cumulative Hospitalizations

885

Deaths in the Past 24 hours

0

Total Cumulative Deaths

288

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

**This number is a combination of hospitalized positive cases and hospitalized persons under investigation, as reported by hospitals at the time of the report. The data reflect a change in calculation and should not be compared to prior data. 

Data Source: Acute Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health.
*As of 2020-05-18 at 7:00 a.m.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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