Oklahoma Coronavirus Updates: 794 new cases, six more people die

Oklahoma Coronavirus Updates: 794 new cases, six more people die
How the Oklahoma Health Department is preparing for coronavirus

TULSA, Okla. — The Oklahoma State Department of Health is tracking cases in the state. Go here to check its updated list of affected counties.

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794 new cases, six more people die

Update 11:01 a.m. Aug. 14: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 794 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the cumulative total to 46,897.

Six more people have died from the virus, bringing the death toll to 644.

Here’s what we know about the additional deaths:

  • One in Garfield County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • Three in Oklahoma County, one male in the 50 - 64 age group and one female and one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Osage County, one male in the 50 - 64 age group.
  • One in Rogers County, one male in the 65 or older age group.

Stitt, Bynum hold COVID-19 update in Tulsa

Update 12:01 p.m. Aug. 13: Gov. Kevin Stitt and Mayor G.T. Bynum held a news conference in Tulsa about the current COVID-19 situation and an announcement on the next round of CARES Act funding for the city.

Coronavirus in Tulsa

CORONAVIRUS IN TULSA: Gov. Stitt and Mayor Bynum are giving an update on the COVID-19 situation in Tulsa. UPDATES >>> https://bit.ly/2Ch1JxW

Posted by FOX23 News on Thursday, August 13, 2020

11 more deaths, more than 700 new cases

Update 11:01 a.m. Aug. 13: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 705 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 46,103.

There were 11 more deaths reported, bringing the death toll in Oklahoma to 638.

Here’s what we know about the additional deaths:

  • Two deaths were identified in the past 24 hours.
  • One in Caddo County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Garfield County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Haskell County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Latimer County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Lincoln County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Oklahoma County, one male in the 36 - 49 age group and one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Rogers County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • Three in Tulsa County, one female in the 50 - 64 age group and one female and one male 65 or older age group.

There are 600 people hospitalized in relation to the virus.

Nine more die, 670 new COVID-19 cases reported

Update 11:25 a.m. Aug. 12: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 670 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 45,398.

There were nine more deaths reported, bringing the death toll to 627.

Here’s what we know about the additional deaths:

  • No deaths were identified in the past 24 hours.
  • One in Creek County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Mayes County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Four in Oklahoma County, one female in the 50 - 64 age group and one female and two males in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Rogers County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Tulsa County, one female in the 50 - 64 age group and one male 65 or older age group.

There are 519 people hospitalized in relation to the virus.

765 new cases, 13 more people die

Update 10:01 a.m. Aug. 11: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 765 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the cumulative total to 44,728.

There were 13 more deaths reported, bringing the statewide death toll to 618.

The 13 additional deaths were in the following counties:

  • One in Caddo County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Canadian County, two females in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Carter County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Cleveland County, one male in the 50 - 64 age group.
  • One in Craig County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Delaware County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • Three in Oklahoma County, one female and two males in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Pittsburg County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Rogers County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Tulsa County, one female in the 65 or older age group.

Downward trend in new cases, two more deaths reported

Update 11:05 a.m. Aug. 10: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 397 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 43,963.

Two more people died. One death was identified in the past 24 hours. Both were in Jackson County, one male in the 50 - 64 age group and one female in the 65 or older age group.

There are 605 total deaths in the state.

There were 594 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of Aug. 7.

Update 11:03 a.m. Aug. 9: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 486 cases and zero deaths Sunday.

Update 11:09 a.m. Aug. 8: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 825 cases and three deaths Saturday.

More than 800 new cases, death toll reaches 600

Update 11:09 a.m. Aug. 7: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 854 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 42,255.

Seven more people died, bringing the death toll in Oklahoma to 600.

Here’s what we know about the people who died:

  • No deaths were identified in the past 24 hours.
  • One in Creek County, one male in the 50 - 64 age group.
  • One in Okfuskee County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Three in Oklahoma County, one male in the 50 - 64 age group and one female and one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Stephens County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Tulsa County, one male in the 65 or older age group.

There are 561 people hospitalized in connection with the virus.

10 more people dead, more than 800 new cases

Update 11:01 a.m. Aug. 6: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 837 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 41,401.

  • There are 10 additional deaths identified to report. One death was identified in the past 24 hours.
  • One in Canadian County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Cleveland County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Garfield County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Marshall County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Oklahoma County, one female in the 50 - 64 age group.
  • One in Ottawa County, one male in the 50 - 64 age group.
  • One in Pottawatomi County, one female in the 50 - 64 age group.
  • Two in Tulsa County, one female and one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Wagoner County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • There are 593 total deaths in the state.

There are 643 people currently hospitalized due to the virus.

Update 11:00 a.m. Aug. 6: Gov. Kevin Stitt is announcing changes to Oklahoma’s COVID-19 hospital surge plan on Thursday.

Stitt is expected to be joined by Commissioner of Health Lance Frye to go over the modifications in Oklahoma City.

Update on COVID-19 hospital surge plan

CORONAVIRUS IN OKLAHOMA: Gov. Stitt says he's making changes to Oklahoma's COVID-19 hospital surge plan. UPDATES >>> https://bit.ly/2XQrM75

Posted by FOX23 News on Thursday, August 6, 2020

More than 1,000 new cases, daily death rate rising

Update 11:04 a.m. Aug. 5: The Oklahoma State Health Department reported 1,101 new cases today for a cumulative total of 40,564.

There were another 17 deaths reported -- the second-highest total since the pandemic began -- bringing the death toll 583.

Here’s what we know about the additional 7 deaths:

  • One death was identified in the past 24 hours.
  • Two in Caddo County, one female and one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Cleveland County, one male in the 50 - 64 age group and one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Grady County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Kay County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in McCurtain County, two females in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Payne County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • Six in Oklahoma County, one male in the 50 - 64 age group. Three females and two males in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Tulsa County, two females in the 65 or older age group.

There are 645 people currently hospitalized due to the virus.

New cases jump by more than 800, another 15 people die

Update 11:00 a.m. Aug. 4: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 861 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state’s cumulative total to 39,463.

There were 15 more deaths reported, bringing the death toll to 566.

Here’s what we know about the additional deaths:

  • One death was identified in the past 24 hours.
  • One in Adair County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Canadian County, one female in the 18 - 35 age group.
  • One in Carter County, one female in the 50 - 64 age group.
  • Three in Cleveland County, one male in the 50 - 64 age group and one male and one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Cherokee County, one male in the 18 - 35 age group.
  • One in Jackson County, one male in the 50 - 64 age group.
  • One in McCurtain County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Four in Oklahoma County, three males and one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Rogers County, one female in the 50 - 64 age group and one male in the 65 or older age group.

There are 504 people currently hospitalized in connection with the virus in Oklahoma.

One more dead, 377 new cases of COVID-19 reported

Update 11:00 a.m. Aug. 3: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 377 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide cumulative total to 38,602.

Another person died from the virus -- identified in the last 24 hours -- bringing the death toll to 551.

The person who died is from Pottawatomie County, a man in the 65 or older age group.

494 new cases, one death reported Sunday

Update 11:00 a.m. Aug. 2: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 424 new cases and one death.

  • This week’s percentage of positives is the lowest it has been since July 3 at 8.9%.
  • Oklahoma’s current trend with new positive cases continues to reflect community transmission, which can be reduced by keeping 6 feet of physical distance from others, wearing face coverings when around individuals from outside the household, avoiding touching your face, and regular hand-washing.
  • Approximately 70% more specimens have been collected and processed in July than last month.
  • Oklahoma currently ranks 32nd in the number of total reported COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and 34th in the cumulative incidence (per 100,000 persons) of reported COVID-19 cases in the U.S.
  • It is critical for Oklahomans to seek out testing, with or without symptoms. Diagnostic testing is freely available to all Oklahomans, and we continue to improve our ability to find and diagnose COVID-19 cases through our contact tracing efforts. If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, a public health worker may try to contact you; the need to adhere to instructions to quarantine and isolate remain critically important.
  • Reports from weeks past can be found here

More than 700 new cases of COVID-19, five more die

Update 11:19 a.m. July 31: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 747 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, bringing the cumulative total to 36,487.

Five more deaths were attributed to the virus, bringing Oklahoma’s death toll to 541.

Here’s what we know about those deaths:

  • 3 deaths were identified in the past 24 hours.
  • Two in Cleveland County, two females in the 36 - 65 or older age group.
  • One in Creek County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Oklahoma County, one male in the 50 - 64 age group.
  • One in Rogers County, one female in the 65 or older age group.

There are 621 people hospitalized in connection with the virus.

City of Tulsa’s update on COVID-19

Update 12:01 p.m. July 30: The City of Tulsa and Tulsa Health Department held a news conference to update the COVID-19 situation in the area.

Update on COVID-19 in Tulsa

CORONAVIRUS IN TULSA: We're hearing from Tulsa leaders on the latest information about COVID-19 in the area. UPDATES >>> https://bit.ly/2Ch1JxW

Posted by FOX23 News on Thursday, July 30, 2020

More than 1,100 new COVID-19 cases, another 13 people die

Update 11:01 a.m. July 30: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 1,117 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total to 35,740.

Another 13 people died, bringing the death toll in Oklahoma to 536.

Here’s where those 13 deaths were reported:

  • No deaths were identified in the past 24 hours.
  • One in Caddo County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Cleveland County, one male and one female both in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Mayes County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in McCurtain County, one male and one female both in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Oklahoma County, two males in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Okmulgee County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Four in Tulsa County, two males and two females all in the 65 or older age group.

There are 647 people hospitalized in connection with the virus.

Jump in deaths continues as 14 more die from COVID-19 in Oklahoma

Update 11:01 a.m. July 29: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 848 new cases of COVID-19 as the state’s cumulative number of cases rises to 34,623.

  • There are 14 additional deaths identified to report. No deaths were identified in the past 24 hours.
  • One in Caddo County, one female in the 50 - 64 age group.
  • Three in Cleveland County, two males in the 50 - 64 age group and one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Comanche County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in McCurtain County, one male in the 50 - 64 age group and one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Oklahoma County, one male in the 50 - 64 age group and one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Okmulgee County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Osage County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Sequoyah County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Tulsa County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Wagoner County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • There are 523 total deaths in the state.

There are 663 people hospitalized in connection with the virus.

13 more people die, state reports 1,089 new COVID-19 cases

Update 11:01 a.m. July 28: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 1,089 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 33,775.

Thirteen more people died in connection to the virus, but none of those 13 deaths were identified in the past 24 hours.

  • One in Canadian County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Cleveland County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Garfield County, one male in the 50 - 64 age group.
  • One in Kay County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in McCurtain County, one male in the 50 - 64 age group.
  • Two in Oklahoma County, two males in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Rogers County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Stephens County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Three in Tulsa County, one female in the 50 - 64 age group and two females in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Wagoner County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • There are 509 total deaths in the state.

CORONAVIRUS IN OKLAHOMA: Despite the jumps in deaths related to COVID-19 (13 deaths reported Tuesday), the infection mortality rate in Oklahoma is 1.5 percent. UPDATES >>> https://bit.ly/2Ch1JxW

Posted by FOX23 News on Tuesday, July 28, 2020

There are 596 people currently hospitalized in connection to COVID-19.

Another statewide daily record with 1,401 new COVID-19 cases

Update 10:52 a.m. July 27: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 1,401 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 32,686.

No more deaths were reported, leaving the death toll at 496.

There were 625 people hospitalized due to the virus as of July 24.

No deaths reported, 1,204 new COVID-19 cases

Update 11:08 a.m. July 26: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 1,204 new cases of COVID-19 statewide.

Twelve more die as state health department reports 965 new COVID-19 cases

Update 11:08 a.m. July 25: There were 12 deaths and 965 new cases reported Saturday, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Seven more die as state health department reports 1,147 new COVID-19 cases

Update 11:15 a.m. July 24: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 1,147 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 29,116.

The number of new cases is the largest increase the state has seen that didn’t include backlogged cases from their technical data entry issue in July.

There are 7 additional deaths with two identified in the past 24 hours.

  • One in Caddo County, male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Creek County, female in the 50 - 64 age group.
  • Three in Oklahoma County, one female and one male in the 50 - 64 age group and one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Rogers County, female in the 65 or older age group.
  • There are 484 total deaths in the state.

City of Tulsa holds COVID-19 update

Update 12:03 p.m. July 23: The Tulsa Health Department and City of Tulsa held a news conference to update the COVID-19 situation for the first time since the city passed a mask mandate a week prior.

Updates on coronavirus in Tulsa

CORONAVIRUS IN TULSA: We're hearing from Tulsa leaders on the COVID-19 situation in the area. UPDATES >>> https://bit.ly/2Ch1JxW

Posted by FOX23 News on Thursday, July 23, 2020

Three dead as more than 700 new COVID-19 cases are reported

Update 11:09 a.m. July 23: After days of backlogged cases, the Oklahoma State Health Department is reporting 737 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide cumulative total to 28,802,

There were three more deaths reported:

  • One was identified in the past 24 hours.
  • One in Grady County, one male in the 50 - 64 age group.
  • Two in McCurtain County, two females in the 65 or older age group.
  • There are 477 total deaths in the state.

There are 607 people currently hospitalized in connection with the virus.

More than 1,700 new cases reported including backlog from technical issues

Update 11:28 a.m. July 22: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 1,739 new cases of COVID-19 which included the backlog of new cases that had built up from the department’s data entry issues.

There were 919 new cases reported that did not include the backlog from the previous few days of testing difficulties.

That new cases make the cumulative total in the state rise to 28,065.

There were 13 more deaths reported, bringing the death toll in Oklahoma to 474.

Here’s what we know about the newly reported deaths:

  • Two deaths were identified in the past 24 hours.
  • Three in McCurtain County, one female and two males in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Muskogee County, one female and one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Five in Oklahoma County, three females and two males all in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Seminole County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Tulsa County, one female in the 36 - 49 age group and one male in the 65 or older age group.

There are 630 people hospitalized in connection to the virus.

State reports 9 new deaths, addresses technical difficulties

Update 3:45 p.m. July 21: The Oklahoma State Department of Health gave an update on the deaths reported Tuesday and gave insight on the recent technical difficulties.

They are reporting 9 additional deaths. One death was identified in the past 24 hours

  • One in McCurtain County, one male in the 50 - 64 age group.
  • One in Noble County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Three in Oklahoma County, one female in the 36 - 49 age group and two males in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Pottawatomie County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Rogers County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Tulsa County, two females in the 65 or older age group.

There are 461 total deaths in the state.

They say they appreciate everyone’s patience as they have worked to resolve technical issues related to data automation over the past few days.

“OSDH’s number one priority is making COVID-19 testing widely available and efficient for the public as well as operating an effective, and trusted, contact tracing program. During this time of increased demand, OSDH is prioritizing manpower and resources to communicate positive results and to provide medical guidance for quarantining and minimizing spread,” said interim Commissioner Lance Frye. “We recognize the significant challenges we’ve experienced with outdated systems, and are working to modernize processes and incorporate new technology to streamline operations and improve critical customer services during the pandemic.”

In its efforts to continuously develop robust contact tracing across the State, the OSDH will begin using text messaging in addition to phone calls to reach out to contacts. We will release more information on this new development including what contacts can expect to see in a text notification.

For more information, visit coronavirus.health.ok.gov.

State reports over 800 new cases, additional 820 backlogged cases added to total

Update 2:45 p.m. July 21: Oklahoma State Health Department reported 894 new positive cases Tuesday. They did not provide any updates on deaths.

During a press conference Tuesday afternoon, state health officials said they discovered 820 positive cases that were not previously reported. This marks the third straight day that there has been technical difficulties with reporting numbers.

The numbers combined add a total of 1,714 positive cases of COVID-19 to Oklahoma’s total, which is now 27,147.

Gov. Stitt mentioned that no one he has been in contact with has tested positive for the virus.

LIVE: Governor Stitt and Oklahoma health officials give updates on coronavirus in the state. https://bit.ly/3hlpggf

Posted by FOX23 News on Tuesday, July 21, 2020

State health department cites technical issue resulting in low case counts

Update 11:08 a.m. July 20: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 168 new cases of COVID-19, but included in its daily report that case numbers were low for July 19 and 20 due to a “technical data entry issue.”

“Due to technical data entry issues, case counts for Sunday, July 19 and Monday, July 20 are low and do not reflect real-time data. OSDH’s Acute Disease Service is working diligently to resolve these technical issues and will continue to provide reporting of COVID-19 information that Oklahomans have come to expect from OSDH. In the meantime, Oklahomans who receive a positive test result through a State lab will continue to be promptly notified and connected to contract tracing efforts.”
Oklahoma State Department of Health

The portion of cases reported brings the state’s cumulative total of positive cases to 25,433.

One more death has been reported -- a woman in Tulsa County older than 65 -- bringing the death toll to 452.

There are 604 people hospitalized as of July 17.

COVID-19 cases increase by 200

Update 11 a.m. July 19: 209 new cases were reported Sunday, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. No new deaths were reported.

COVID-19 cases top 25,000

Update 11 a.m. July 18: 916 cases and 6 deaths were reported Saturday, according to Oklahoma State Department of Health. Total coronavirus cases are now at 25,056. OSDH says 451 have died because of the virus.

Saturday's 916 new cases is the third highest to date since OSDH has been recording coronavirus cases. In the past seven days, Oklahoma has seen 5,277 new COVID-19 cases and 30 deaths.
Saturday's 916 new cases is the third highest to date since OSDH has been recording coronavirus cases. In the past seven days, Oklahoma has seen 5,277 new COVID-19 cases and 30 deaths. (KOKI)

Seven more dead as cumulative COVID-19 cases reach 24,000

Update 10:25 a.m. July 17: There are 699 new cases reported in Oklahoma, bringing the statewide total to 24,140.

Seven more people died, bringing the death toll to 445.

Here’s what we know about the additional deaths:

  • Three identified in the past 24 hours.
  • One in Hughes County, male in the 36 - 49 age group.
  • One in Pottawatomie County, male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Rogers County, male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Seminole County, male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Texas County, female in the 36 -49 age group.
  • Two in Tulsa County, one female and one male that are both in the 65 or older age group.

Daily cases drop, six more deaths reported

Update 10:25 a.m. July 16: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 628 new cases of COVID-19 statewide, bringing the statewide total to 23,441.

There are six additional deaths reported, including two in the last 24 hours:

  • One in McCurtain County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Oklahoma County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Osage County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Rogers County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Tulsa County, one female in the 50 - 64 age group and one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • There are 438 total deaths in the state.

Mask mandate takes effect in Tulsa

Update 9:00 a.m. July 16: Mayor G.T. Bynum signed an ordinance to require masks in public spaces in Tulsa.

The ordinance is effective immediately.

MASKS REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY: "We do this at the request of our hospitals, our doctors and nurses, our school leaders, and...

Posted by FOX23 News on Thursday, July 16, 2020

Gov. Stitt tests positive for COVID-19

Update 10:15 a.m. July 15: Gov. Kevin Stitt held a news conference to give an update on the COVID-19 situation in Oklahoma.

Stitt said he gets tested regularly and tested positive for COVID-19.

Stitt says he received his results back around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Update on COVID-19 situation in Oklahoma

CORONAVIRUS IN OKLAHOMA: Gov. Stitt is giving an update on the COVID-19 situation in Oklahoma as the state continues to see a surge in new cases. UPDATES >>> https://bit.ly/2Ch1JxW

Posted by FOX23 News on Wednesday, July 15, 2020

More than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19, four more people die

Update 10:04 a.m. July 15: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 1,075 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 22,813.

Oklahoma set another record for daily new coronavirus cases.

There were four more deaths reported, bringing the death toll to 432.

State records record-high in daily COVID-19 cases reported

Update 10:26 a.m. July 14: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 993 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, bringing the cumulative total to 21,738.

It is the largest one-day increase in cases since the state began tracking them, beating the previous high of 858 on July 7.

Four more deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 428 in Oklahoma.

  • None occurred in the past 24 hours.
  • One in McCurtain County, man in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Oklahoma County, woman in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Tulsa County, one woman in the 18 - 35 age group and one man in the 50 - 64 age group

There are 546 people currently hospitalized in connection to the virus.

Tulsa Mayor says mask mandate proposal is written

Update 6:30 p.m. July 13: Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum told FOX23 the proposal to mandate masks in Tulsa is finished and is expected to be given to city counselors by Wednesday.

Mayor Bynum says proposal for mask mandate is ready

More than 500 new cases reported Monday, 499 currently hospitalized

Update 11:06 a.m. July 13: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 510 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 20,745.

There are two additional deaths, bringing the state’s death toll to 424:

  • None occurred in the past 24 hours.
  • One in Payne County, a man in the 65 and older age group.
  • One in Tulsa County, a woman in the 65 and older age group.

There are 499 people hospitalized in connection to the virus as of 7/10.

Cases in Oklahoma now at 20,235

Update 11:11 a.m. July 12: There are 456 new cases reported Sunday, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health

Cases in Oklahoma now at 19,779

Update 11:11 a.m. July 11: There are 687 cases, 5 new deaths reported Saturday, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Update 1:28 p.m. July 10: Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum says an ordinance requiring masks to be worn in public places is coming to the city next week.

Today, Dr. Bruce Dart of the Tulsa Health Department notified my office that continued trend data indicates the need for...

Posted by Mayor GT Bynum on Friday, July 10, 2020

Cases in Oklahoma eclipse 19,000, six more deaths reported

Update 6:10 a.m. July 10: There were 596 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Oklahoma, bringing the statewide total to 19,092.

Six more people are dead, bringing the death toll to 416.

Here’s what we know about the people who died:

  • None occurred in the past 24 hours.
  • One in Garvin County, man in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in McCurtain County, man in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Muskogee County, man in the 65 or older age group.
  • Three in Tulsa County, two men and one woman in the 65 or older age group.

There have been 14,648 recoveries from the virus.

There are 487 people hospitalized in connection to COVID-19.

Update 6:10 a.m. July 10: The Oklahoma State Department of Health launched a color-coded “alert system” on Thursday to help the public and local officials recognize the latest COVID-19 threat level.

The Oklahoma COVID-19 Alert System is meant to represent the risk level in each county and guide health behaviors depending on what that risk level is.

Three more die, 603 new cases in Oklahoma

Update 11:10 a.m. July 9: The Oklahoma State Health Department reported 603 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 18,496.

Three more people died, bringing the death toll to 410.

Update 1:10 p.m. July 8: Mayor G.T. Bynum and the Tulsa Health Department held a news conference to update the COVID-19 situation in the area.

Dr. Bruce Dart encouraged businesses to refuse to help people not wearing a mask.

Dart says if the spike in COVID-19 cases continues they will recommend making mask-wearing mandatory.

Update on COVID-19 situation in Tulsa

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Three more die as cases rise near 17,900 statewide

Update 10:15 a.m. July 8: There are 673 new cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma -- bringing the cumulative total to 17,893.

Three more people died as the death toll rises to 407 statewide.

  • One in Kay County, a man in the 50 - 64 age group.
  • One in Oklahoma County, a woman in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Tulsa County, a man in the 65 or older age group.

There are 458 people hospitalized due to the virus.

BOK Center to open box office for cash refunds

Update 1:17 p.m. July 7: Tulsa’s BOK Center is opening its box office July 13 and July 24 for those who need cash refunds for shows that were canceled.

Cases rise by 858, five more deaths reported

Update 11:04 a.m. July 7: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 858 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 17,220.

There were five more deaths reported, bringing the death toll to 404.

  • None occurred in the past 24 hours.
  • One in Carter County, a man in the 65 and older age group.
  • One in Delaware County, a woman in the 65 and older age group.
  • One in Garvin County, a man in the 50 - 64 age group.
  • One in McCurtain County, a man in the 65 and older age group.
  • One in Muskogee County, one woman in the 65 and older age group.

There are 426 people hospitalized in connection to COVID-19.

Update 7:18 a.m. July 7: The City of Tulsa announced it will resume the search for mass graves from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

The search stalled in March when the pandemic hit the area.

Researchers and monitors will be required to test negative for COVID-19 before entering Oaklawn Cemetary.

Cases surpass 16,000 in Oklahoma, another person dies

Update 11:05 a.m. July 6: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 434 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the cumulative total to 16,362.

Another person died from the virus, bringing the death toll to 399.

There are 368 people hospitalized in connection to COVID-19 as of July 2.

Mother Road Market, other Tulsa businesses close after positive COVID-19 tests

Update 6:08 a.m. July 6: Mother Road Market closed its food hall until July 7 after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

The facility is getting cleaned before its reopening.

The Max Retropub is also closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 and will be closed until further notice.

Employees at all bars and restaurants in Tulsa were recently required to wear face masks.

Nearly 300 new cases reported Sunday

Update 12:00 p.m. July 5: There were 283 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Oklahoma, bringing the statewide cumulative total to 15,928.

There were no additional deaths reported as the death toll stands at 398 in Oklahoma.