Are Oklahoma hospitals overwhelmed by coronavirus care? Here are the numbers

Are Oklahoma hospitals overwhelmed by coronavirus care? Here are the numbers

TULSA, Okla. — There are now three deaths in Oklahoma and more than 160 confirmed cases of coronavirus, COVID-19 -- but how might that affect the state’s hospitals.

Despite the growing numbers, the Oklahoma State Department of Health isn’t reporting any surges at state medical facilities yet.

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However, the department gets new numbers every hour and want people to know the situation is constantly changing.

Here are the numbers as of Wednesday, March 25 from 88 percent of reporting hospitals statewide.

  • 290 of 794 ICU beds
  • 2,248 of 4,502 Medical Surgery Beds that could be updated to ICU
  • 682 ventilators
  • A 9.7-day supply of Personal Protective Equipment for medical professionals.
  • 165 positive patients
  • 326 patients under investigation in the hospital
  • 373 in self-quarantine
  • 11,369 tests available.

The state is not tracking recoveries as a person has to have multiple, consistent tests to confirm a recovery.

The limited number of testing supplies makes confirming recoveries less of a priority.