Cases dip Sunday, increase expected weeks after holiday weekend

Cases dip Sunday, increase expected weeks after holiday weekend
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UPDATES THROUGH JULY 5 CONTINUE BELOW

Update 11:08 a.m. July 5: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 283 cases Sunday. No new deaths were reported.

Cases jump by more than 500 in one day

Update 11:08 a.m. July 4: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 580 cases Saturday, including 182 new cases in Tulsa County. No new deaths were reported.

Cases jump by more than 500, three more die

Update 11:08 a.m. July 3: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 527 new cases of coronavirus -- bringing the cumulative total to 15,065.

Three additional deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 398.

City of Tulsa gives update as cases continue to rise

Update 12:19 p.m. July 2: The City of Tulsa held a news conference to update the COVID-19 situation in the area.

Mayor G.T. Bynum announced all employees at bars and restaurants in Tulsa will be required to wear masks while at work.

Cases increase by 427, six more deaths

Update 12:01 p.m. July 2: There are 427 new cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma, bringing the statewide total to 14,539.

Six additional deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 395.

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

  • One of them occurred in the past 24 hours.
  • One in Tulsa County, a woman in the 65 and older age group.
  • Two in Comanche County, both women in the 65 and older age group.
  • Three in McCurtain County, a woman in the 65 and older age group, a man in the 65 and older age group and a man in the 50-64 age group.

There are 368 people hospitalized due to the virus.

Daily case count less, hospitalizations continue to increase

Update 11:11 a.m. July 1: The Oklahoma State Department reported 355 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the cumulative cases statewide to 14,122.

There are two additional deaths reported:

  • Neither occurred in the past 24 hours.
  • Two in Tulsa County, both men in the 65 and older age group.
  • There are now 389 total deaths in the state.

There are 374 people currently hospitalized in connection to the virus.

Stitt, Hofmeister award $16 million in grants for schools impacted by COVID-19

Update 10:55 a.m. July 1: Gov. Stitt and State Superintendant Joy Hofmeister awarded incentive grants totaling $16 million to 150 Oklahoma school districts impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The competitive grants consisted of $8 million from the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) set-aside in the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund and $8 million from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund.

Those funds are components of the CARES Act.

Statewide cases jump by nearly 600

Update 11:13 a.m. June 30: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 585 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide, cumulative total to 13,757.

There were two more deaths reported.

Cases eclipse 13,000 statewide

Update 11:58 a.m. June 29: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 228 new cases of coronavirus statewide -- bringing the cumulative total to 13,172.

There were no new deaths reported.

Update 11 a.m. June 28

As of Sunday, there are 12,944 cases in the state, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. One new death was also reported.

Update 11 a.m. June 27

  • As of Saturday, there are 12,642 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.
  • There are seven additional deaths; two of them occurred in the past 24 hours.
  • One in Tulsa County, a female in the 50-64 age group.
  • One in Caddo County, a male in the 50-64 age group.
  • One in McCurtain County, a male in the 65 and older age group.
  • Two in Muskogee County, a male in the 65 and older age group and a female in the 65 and older age group.
  • One in Wagoner County, a male in the 65 and older age group.
  • One in Washington County, a female in the 65 and older age group.
  • There are 384 total deaths in the state.


395 new COVID-19 cases reported Friday

Update 11 a.m. June 26

  • As of Friday, there are 12,343 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.
  • There are two additional deaths; none of them occurred in the past 24 hours.
  • One in Oklahoma County, a male in the 65 and older age group.
  • One in McCurtain County, a male in the 50-64 age group.
  • There are 377 total deaths in the state.
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Update 2:51 p.m. June 25: Gov. Kevin Stitt does not plan on closing down businesses again as COVID-19 cases begin to surge in Oklahoma.

“We are so far away from talking about this,” Stitt said during a news conference Thursday.

“Again, we just have to learn how to live with it.”

438 new COVID-19 cases reported as cumulative total nears 12,000

Update 11:02 a.m. June 25: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 438 new cases of coronavirus in the state, bringing the cumulative total to 11,948.

There were three more deaths reported, bringing the death toll to 375.

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

  • None of them occurred in the past 24 hours.
  • Three in Oklahoma County, two women in the 65 and older age group and one man in the 65 and older age group.

There are 277 people hospitalized due to the virus.

Update 5:22 a.m. June 25: Dozens of Secret Service officers and agents who attended President Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa on Saturday were ordered to self-quarantine after two of their colleagues tested positive for the coronavirus.

That came after six advance staffers for Trump’s rally tested positive for COVID-19.

The Secret Service instructed employees who worked the Tulsa event to stay at home for 14 days when they returned from the weekend trip.

City of Tulsa updates local coronavirus situation

Update 11:16 a.m. June 24: The City of Tulsa and Tulsa Health Department are held a news conference to update the latest COVID-19 situation in the area.

Nearly 500 new cases reported in highest daily increase in Oklahoma

Update 10:51 a.m. June 24: Oklahoma saw its highest daily increase in COVID-19 cases to date with 482 new cases reported.

There have been 11,510 cases since they began counting in March.

One more death has been added to make the death toll 372.

There are 268 people currently hospitalized.

Cases rise by nearly 300, two more die

Update 11:09 a.m. June 23: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 295 new cases of coronavirus in the state -- bringing the cumulative total to 11,028.

Two more died including one man 65 or older out of Wagoner County, bringing the statewide death toll to 371.

There are 265 people currently hospitalized due to the virus.

Lower case count Monday

Update 11 a.m. June 22:

As of Monday, 218 new cases of coronavirus were reported, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Update 11 a.m. June 21:

As of Sunday, 478 new cases of coronavirus were reported, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Tulsa County leads in cases and in deaths with 2,349 cases and 66 deaths.

Update 11 a.m. June 20:

Tulsa County numbers nearly half of new cases Saturday

As of Saturday, 331 new cases have been reported statewide, including 136 cases in Tulsa County, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. There are a total of 10,037 cases and 368 deaths.

Update 11 a.m. June 19:

Number of daily cases continue to rise

  • As of Friday, there are 9,706 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.
  • There are three additional deaths; one occurred in the past 24 hours.
  • One in Tulsa County, a male in the 65 and older age group.
  • One in Comanche County, a female in the 65 and older age group.
  • One in Muskogee County, a male in the 65 and older age group.
  • There are 367 total deaths in the state.
  • COVID-19 testing sites are open in multiple cities in Oklahoma as a result of a cross-county, city and state health system partnership. Visit this page for updated dates and locations.

Update 5:38 p.m. June 18:

Number of daily cases in Oklahoma reaches new record

On Thursday, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 450 new confirmed coronavirus cases and two deaths. Of the total, 120 are in Tulsa County.

The update brings the state total to 9,354.

There are 654 active cases in Tulsa County.

The death toll is at 366.

Bynum updates coronavirus situation in Tulsa ahead of Trump rally

Update 12:00 p.m. June 17: Mayor G.T. Bynum is held a news conference to update the area’s COVID-19 situation ahead of President Donald Trump’s campaign rally at the BOK Center.

Tulsa County has the highest number of virus cases in the state.

Daily cases continue spike, bring total over 8,900 statewide

Update 11:08 a.m. June 17: Cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma spiked again as 259 new cases were reported -- bringing the cumulative total to 8,904.

Another death was reported, bringing the death toll to 364.

  • It did not occur in the past 24 hours.
  • One in Oklahoma County, a female in the 65 and older age group.

Stitt updates funding situation from CARES Act

Update 11:06 a.m. June 17: Gov. Kevin Stitt held a news conference to update the situation on the funding coming from the CARES Act.

Tulsa County cases climb by 76 as four more die statewide

Update 11:08 a.m. June 16: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 228 new cases of coronavirus in the state, bringing the cumulative total to 8,645.

Four more deaths were reported, bringing that total to 363.

Here’s what we know about the death reported:

  • None occurred in the past 24 hours, all died between June 7 and June 14.
  • Two in Tulsa County, one male in the 18-35 age group and one male in the 65 and older age group.
  • One in Grady County, a female in the 50-64 age group.
  • One in Washington County, a male in the 65 and older age group.

Bynum won’t block Trump event despite virus concerns

Update 10:53 a.m. June 16: Mayor G.T. Bynum won’t make an attempt to block the upcoming visit by President Trump at the BOK Center, he said Tuesday.

Bynum wrote out his thoughts on Facebook saying he will no invoke a civil emergency due to health concerns over the spread of COVID-19.

Bynum says he used that authority earlier this year “under extraordinary circumstances to prevent the catastrophic collapse of our local health care system.”

Cases jump by more than 180, no new deaths reported

Update 11:04 a.m. June 15: Daily reports of COVID-19 cases continue to climb as 186 new cases were reported in Oklahoma on Monday.

There have been 8,417 cases of coronavirus statewide.

No additional deaths were reported.

Update 11 a.m. June 14:

On Sunday, 158 new cases were reported on Sunday, including 39 cases in Tulsa County.

Update 11 a.m. June 13:

  • As of this Saturday, there are 8,073 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.
  • There are no additional deaths.
  • There are 359 total deaths in the state.
  • Tulsa County reported 82 new cases Saturday.

This week’s Oklahoma COVID-19 Weekly Report is now available. Reports from weeks past can be found here.

Tulsa Health Department urges caution for gatherings as cases spike

Update 1:12 p.m. June 12: The Tulsa Health Department issued a word of caution for people who are attending large gatherings in the area as cases of COVID-19 spike.

“Initial investigations on cases reported this week have identified an outbreak linked to indoor gatherings, which large groups of people congregated in close contact for prolonged periods of time,” the health departments says.

“The bottom line is that the more people an infected individual interacts with and the longer that interaction lasts, the greater the risk for spreading COVID-19 becomes," Dr. Bruce Dart says.

The Tulsa Health Department reminded people to wear masks, wash their hands, and maintain social distancing despite the state’s reopening.

State sees largest daily increase in cases

Update 11:02 a.m. June 12: Oklahoma saw its highest daily increase in COVID-19 cases since the pandemic started with 222 new cases confirmed.

There have now been 7,848 cases in the state and 359 total deaths.

Here’s what we know about the two additional deaths reported:

  • None occurred in the past 24 hours, all died between June 1 and June 10.
  • One in Muskogee County, a man in the 65 and older age group.
  • One in Comanche County, a man in the 65 and older age group.

Nearly 150 new cases of coronavirus statewide, another death in Tulsa County

Update 11:08 a.m. June 11: Statewide cases of coronavirus jumped by 146, bringing the cumulative total to 7,626.

There were two more deaths reported as the death toll rises to 357.

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

  • None occurred in the past 24 hours, all died between June 1 and June 9.
  • One in Tulsa County, a woman in the 65 and older age group.
  • One in McCurtain County, a woman in the 50-64 age group.

117 new cases, two more deaths

Update 11:34 a.m. June 10: There are 117 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 7,480.

There were two more deaths reported, making the total number of deaths 355.

Spike in virus cases is fifth-highest daily increase

Update 11:07 a.m. June 9: Oklahoma saw its fifth-highest daily increase in coronavirus cases as 158 were added to bring the total to 7,363.

There were five more deaths reported, bringing the death toll to 353.

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

  • None occurred in the past 24 hours, all died between April 5 and June 7.
  • One in Oklahoma County, a woman in the 65 and older age group.
  • One in Tulsa County, a woman in the 50-64 age group.
  • One in Cleveland County, a man in the 65 and older age group.
  • One in Muskogee County, a woman in the 65 and older age group.
  • One in Nowata County, a man in the 18-35 age group.

Another death reported, more than 7,200 cases statewide

Update 11:04 a.m. June 8: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 55 new cases of coronavirus as the cumulative total climbs to 7,205.

One more person died June 5 from the virus, bringing the state’s total to 348.

The death comes out of Tulsa County from a woman in the 65 and older age group.

Update 11 a.m. June 7:

On Sunday, 91 new cases and 1 death was reported, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Update 11:10 a.m. June 6:

  • As of Saturday, there are 7,059 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.
  • There are two additional deaths; one of them occurred in the past 24 hours and the other died on May 28.
  • One in Oklahoma County, a female in the 65 and older age group.
  • One in McClain County, a male in the 65 and older age group.
  • There are 347 total deaths in the state.

Third consecutive day with more than 100 new cases of COVID-19

Update 11:11 a.m. June 4: Oklahoma recorded its third consecutive day with more than 100 new cases of COVID-19.

There were 102 new cases, bringing the statewide total to 6,907.

Three additional deaths were reported. Here’s what we know about them:

  • One of them occurred in the past 24 hours and the others died between May 22-June 2.
  • Two in Tulsa County, one woman in the 36-49 age group and one woman in the 65 and older age group.
  • One in Oklahoma County, a man in the 65 and older age group.

There are 344 total deaths in the state

More than 6,800 cases reported in Oklahoma, two more die

Update 11:09 a.m. June 3: The Oklahoma State Health Department reported 6,805 cumulative confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state.

There are two more deaths, bringing the death toll to 341.

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

  • None occurred in the past 24 hours, all died between May 28 and May 31.
  • One in Adair County, a man in the 65 and older age group.
  • One in Texas County, a man in the 65 and older age group.

Cases spike in Oklahoma, five more people die

Update 11:10 a.m. June 2: Oklahoma’s cumulative coronavirus cases spiked as 119 new cases were reported.

Five more deaths were reported, bringing the statewide death toll to 339.

Here’s what we know about those five reported deaths:

  • None occurred in the past 24 hours, all died between May 11 and May 30.
  • One in Oklahoma County, a man in the 65 and older age group.
  • Three in Tulsa County, two women in the 65 and older age group and one woman in the 50-64 age group.
  • One in Washington County, a woman in the 65 and older age group.

Nearly 5,600 people have recovered from the virus in the state.

Oklahoma cases rise by 67, no new deaths for second day

Update 11:11 a.m. June 1: There are 6,573 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Oklahoma.

There were no more deaths reported for the second consecutive day -- bringing the total to 334.

Update 11:00 a.m. May 31:

There were 88 new cases of coronavirus reported in Oklahoma on Sunday. No new deaths have been reported, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Update 11:00 a.m. May 30:

  • As of Saturday, there are 6,418 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.
  • There are five additional deaths; none occurred in the past 24 hours, all died between May 23 and May 28.
  • One in Oklahoma County, a female in the 65 and older age group.
  • Three in Tulsa County, two males in the 65 and older age group and one female in the 65 and older age group.
  • One in McCurtain County, a female in the 65 and older age group.

Oklahoma to begin phase 3 of open up and recover safely plan on June 1

Oklahoma will proceed to Phase 3 of the Open Up and Recover Safely plan Monday, June 1, Governor Kevin Stitt announced Friday.

Oklahoma currently has just 708 active COVID-19 cases out of nearly 4 million residents and 5,236 people have already recovered.

Active cases in Oklahoma and Tulsa counties, the state’s two largest, make up less than 0.03% of the population in their respective counties.

Read more about the phase 3 plan here.

Tulsa leaders update local coronavirus situation

Update 12:00 p.m. May 29: The City of Tulsa and Tulsa Health Department held a news conference to update the coronavirus situation in the area.

Three more die, including two in Tulsa County

Update 11:13 a.m. May 29: The Oklahoma State Health Department reported 68 new cases of coronavirus statewide, bringing the total to 6,338 cases.

There were three more deaths reported, bringing the death toll to 329.

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

  • Two of them occurred in the past 24 hours and the other died on May 23.
  • One in Oklahoma County, a woman in the 65 and older age group.
  • Two in Tulsa County, both men in the 65 and older age group.

Four additional deaths reported, new cases drop

Update 11:09 a.m. May 28: There were 41 new cases of coronavirus reported in Oklahoma -- bringing the statewide total to 6,270.

There are four additional deaths reported, bringing the death toll to 326.

Here’s what we know about those four people:

  • One of them occurred in the past 24 hours and the others died between May 22-May 26.
  • One in Oklahoma County, a man in the 65 and older age group.
  • One in Choctaw County, a woman in the 65 and older age group.
  • One in Jackson County, a woman in the 65 and older age group.
  • One in McClain County, a man in the 65 and older age group.

Five die as 92 more virus cases are reported statewide

Update 11:07 a.m. May 27: The number of cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma jumped to 6,229.

There were four more deaths reported, bringing the statewide death toll to 322.

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

  • None of them occurred in the past 24 hours all died between March 25-May 25.
  • Two in Tulsa County, one man in the 65 and older age group and one woman in the 65 and older age group.
  • Two in Washington County, both women in the 65 and older age group.

Cases reach 6,137, five more people die

Update 11:19 a.m. May 26: There were 47 more cases of coronavirus reported in Oklahoma and five additional deaths.

There have been 4,823 recoveries from the virus.

Statewide cases near 6,100, daily death rate lower

Update 11:19 a.m. May 25: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 53 new cases of coronavirus and two additional deaths.

There have been 6,090 confirmed cases overall and the death toll sits at 313.

Update 11:00 a.m. May 24

There are 77 new cases and no deaths reported Sunday, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Update 11:00 a.m. May 23

  • As of Saturday, there are 5,960 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.
  • There are four additional deaths; none of them occurred in the past 24 hours and the others died between May 13-May 21.
  • One in Oklahoma County, a male in the 65 and older age group.
  • Three in Tulsa County, one male in the 65 and older age group, one female in the 65 and older age group and one male in the 50-64 age group.
  • There are 311 total deaths in the state.

Statewide cases jump by 169, three more die

Update 11:31 a.m. May 22: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 169 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 5,849.

There were three new deaths reported as the death toll in Oklahoma rises to 307.

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

  • One of them occurred in the past 24 hours and the others died between May 17-May 20.
  • One in Oklahoma County, a woman in the 65 and older age group.
  • One in Tulsa County, a man in the 65 and older age group.
  • One in Texas County, a man in the 50-64 age group.

Stitt announces state’s new interim commissioner of health

Update 9:31 a.m. May 22: Gov. Kevin Stitt announced the state’s new interim commissioner of health after the previous commissioner Gary Cox was not approved by the Oklahoma Senate.

Stitt appointed Col. Lance Frye to the position.

Frye is the state’s Air Surgeon for the Oklahoma Air National Guard.

Tulsa leaders hold news conference as Phase 2 of reopening continues

Update 12:00 p.m. May 21: Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum and the Tulsa Health Department held a news conference to update the coronavirus situation in the area.

It’s the first news conference held in-person in Tulsa since the pandemic shut down the state.


Jump in daily cases, total nears 5,700

Update 11:17 a.m. May 21: There were 148 new cases of coronavirus reported in Oklahoma in addition to five more deaths.

The state has seen 5,680 cases of the virus and the death toll is now 304.

Here’s what we know about the five additional people reported dead:

  • One of them occurred in the past 24 hours and the others died between May 14-May 19.
  • Three in Oklahoma County, one woman in the 65 and older age group, one male in the 65 and older age group and one man in the 50-64 age group.
  • One in Tulsa County, a man in the 65 and older age group.
  • One in Washington County, a woman in the 65 and older age group.

There have been 4,361 recoveries reported.

Daily case count drops, five more people die in state

Update 11:10 a.m. May 20: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 43 new cases of coronavirus in the state -- bringing the cumulative total to 5,532.

There were five more deaths reported, bringing the death toll to 299.

Here’s what we know about the latest deaths:

  • None of them occurred in the past 24 hours and the others died between April 22-May 18.
  • Two in Oklahoma County, both women in the 65 and older age group.
  • Two in Tulsa County, one man in the 65 and older age group and one woman in the 65 and older age group.
  • One in Cleveland County, a woman in the 65 and older age group.

Sen. James Lankford joins FOX23 to talk new stimulus bill

Update 7:08 a.m. May 20: Sen. James Lankford joined FOX23 News This Morning to talk about the chances for a second stimulus bill and the latest coronavirus updates.

VIDEO: Sen. James Lankford joins FOX23 to talk new stimulus bill, coronavirus latest

91 new cases in Oklahoma, six more die

Update 11:07 a.m. May 19: There have been 5,489 cases of cumulative cases of coronavirus in Oklahoma.

The 91 new cases were reported Tuesday along with six more deaths.

The state’s death toll from coronavirus is now 294.

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

  • None of them occurred in the past 24 hours and the others died between May 4-May 17
  • Three in Oklahoma County, two women in the 65 and older age group and a man in the 65 and older age group.
  • One in McIntosh County, a man in the 65 and older age group.
  • Two in Washington County, both women in the 65 and older age group

Cumulative cases near 5,400, two consecutive days without deaths reported

Update 11:07 a.m. May 18: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 88 new coronavirus cases, bringing the cumulative total to 5,398 statewide.

There were no new deaths reported for the second consecutive day.

There have been 4,008 recoveries.

Business at Tulsa County Courthouse slowly resumes with restrictions

Update 5:55 a.m. May 18: Business at the Tulsa County Courthouse will be underway Monday -- but with some restrictions.

Anyone looking to enter the courthouse must wear a mask.

The plaza entrance on the north side of the building is for court participants only -- attorneys, parties, victims, and witnesses.

Family members will not be allowed inside.

The Denver entrance is for county personnel and citizens doing county business.

No deaths reported Sunday

Update 11:15 a.m. May 17: As of Sunday, there are 73 new cases and no new deaths, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

The statewide death toll remained at 288.

More than 3,900 people have been reported recovered.