MIAMI — An additional 52 positive cases of COVID-19 and one death has been reported by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
The OSDH reported a total of 429 positive cases in its Sunday, March 29 report. New counties with cases include Garfield, Rogers, Seminole and Texas.
These counties now are required to come into compliance with Gov. 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.
The death of a male age 50-64 in Oklahoma County increased the total in the state to 16.
There have been 140 hospitalizations.
There have been 191 cases and seven deaths among women and 186 cases and eight deaths among men in Oklahoma as of 7 a.m. Sunday.
Stitt’s “Safer at Home” Executive Order remains in place through April 30 for all 77 counties in Oklahoma, requiring those over the age of 65 as well as immunocompromised children and adults to shelter at home unless getting groceries, attending a medical appointment, or participating in a daily exercise.
The Stitt administration and Oklahoma hospitals are together working on a plan to increase ICU capacities by 40%.
In addition, the Governor on Friday requested FEMA to begin a survey for additional locations where the state could expand hospital locations for treating COVID-19 patients. More details will be released in the coming days.
The State has expanded its public-private partnership with labs to increase overall capacity for processing COVID-19 tests, to include new partnerships with Regional Medical Laboratory (RML) in Oklahoma City and Clinical Pathology Laboratories (CPL) in Austin, in addition to the ongoing partnership with Diagnostic Laboratory of Oklahoma (DLO).