MIAMI — The Oklahoma State Health Department reports that there has been a 16th death in Delaware County, a male in the 65 and older age group.
That was one of four additional deaths, two occurring in the past 24 hours and the others between Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7.
The others were:
o One in Oklahoma County, a female in the 50-64 age group.
o One in Pittsburg County, a male in the 65 and older age group.
o One in Washington County, a male in the 50-64 age group.
There are now have been 270 deaths in Oklahoma.
There have been an additional 66 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases since Friday’s report, running the state total to 4,490.
There has been no additional new cases in the area: 92 in Delaware, 34 in Ottawa and 13 in Craig.
The OSDH published its third expanded weekly epidemiology and surveillance report on COVID-19, highlighting the continued downward trend in the percentage of positive COVID-19 tests in relation to overall testing being conducted in Oklahoma.
There have been 90,721 total confirmed negative specimens to date in Oklahoma with 95,869 total cumulative specimens.
Nationwide, there have been 1,298,676 positives and 77,223 deaths.
Worldwide, the total is 3,979,442 positives, 276,421 deaths and 1,342,381 recoveries.
COVID-19 testing is open to everyone; individuals do not need to exhibit symptoms to be tested.
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.