MIAMI — There are now 4,201 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma, according to the Wednesday, May 6 report issued by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
The OSDH reports there have been six additional deaths; one of them occurred in the past 24 hours and the others died between May 2-May 4.
o Four in Oklahoma County, three females in the 65 and older age group and a male in the 50-64 age group.
o One in Cleveland County, a female in the 65 and older age group.
o One in Creek County, a female in the 65 and older age group.
There have been 253 deaths in the state.
There have been no additional cases of COVID-19 reported in the tri-county area.
Delaware County has had 92 cases and 14 deaths and there have been 34 cases and one death in Ottawa County. The report shows 13 cases in Craig County.
The OSDH would like to mark National Nurses Day by thanking all the hard-working nurses for their continued dedication during the COVID-19 pandemic.
There have been 78,689 total confirmed negative specimens to date with 83,401 total cumulative specimens.
That total includes laboratory information provided to OSDH at the time of the report. Total counts may not reflect unique individuals.
There currently are 230 who are currently hospitalized with a total of 784 total cumulative hospitalizations.
The number of current hospitalizations is a combination of hospitalized positive cases and hospitalized persons under investigation, as reported by hospitals at the time of the report.
The OSDH says the data reflect a change in calculation and should not be compared to prior data.
According to Johns Hopkins, the United States has had 1,202,759 cases with 71,216 deaths.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that individuals use cloth face coverings in public situations where social distancing might be difficult to maintain.
If you are unable to contact your medical provider or local health department, call 2-1-1 to reach the 24/7 COVID-19 call center.
Local test sites include the Ottawa County Health Department, 1930 North Elm (918-540-2481), Craig County Health Department, 115 East Delaware in Vinita (918-256-7531) and Delaware County Health Department, S. 9th Street, Jay (918-253-4511).
To learn more about COVID-19, call the COVID-19 call center at 877-215-8336 or 2-1-1 or visit https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/