Saturday, October 17, 2020, 11:06 am
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Oklahoma City –
According to daily figures released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health, the state has reported 14 new virus-related deaths and 1,195 new coronavirus cases since last Friday.
The National Health Department said on Saturday that a total of 106,503 Oklahoma people have tested positive for COVID-19, and the total number of virus-related deaths has increased to 1,168. Since last Friday, 90,845 Oklahoma cases have recovered from the virus, and 1,030 cases are believed to have recovered. Health officials said that recovery means that the patient has not been hospitalized or died, and it has been 1
OSDH said there are 14,490 active cases in the state, an increase of 151 since last Friday.
On July 15, Governor Kevin Stitt said that he had tested positive for COVID-19, making him the first governor of the country to test positive for the virus. Since then, he has released a video update about his health and quarantine.
Oklahoma reported its first child death related to the virus on July 12. The child is the 13-year-old daughter of a soldier based in Fort Hill.
Soon after reporting the girl’s death, Governor Joy Hofmeister recommended that all Oklahomaians wear masks so that schools can be safely opened in the fall.
On June 30, Stitt put on a mask and strongly recommended that Oklahomaians abide by the CDC guidelines on masks.
More: Governor Stitt recommends wearing a mask during status updates regarding COVID-19
Stitt said on April 28 that anyone who wants to be tested for COVID-19 can do so, even if they are not showing symptoms.
related: Governor Stitt showed off the state’s coronavirus map showing that Oklahoma is ready to reopen
The national health department advises anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 (such as shortness of breath, fever or cough) to stay at home and limit human interaction.
The coronavirus status hotline is 877-215-8336 or 211. For a list of Coronavirus (COVID-19) links and resources, click here.