COVID-19 in Oklahoma: What happened in late August and September?

COVID-19 in Oklahoma: What happened in late August and September?

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Updates through Sept. 27 below:

Statewide death toll surpasses 1,000

Update 11:18 a.m. Sept. 27: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported new cases and deaths Sunday.


Update 11:18 a.m. Sept. 26: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 990 new cases and 11 deaths Saturday.

  • 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.
  • Oklahoma currently ranks 26th in the number of total reported COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and 16th 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.

Nearly 1,300 new cases reported; statewide death toll nears 1,000

Update 11:18 a.m. Sept. 25: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 1,276 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 82,520.

There were 12 more deaths reported, bringing the death toll to 993.

Here’s what we know about the additional deaths:

One death was identified in the past 24 hours.

  • One in Garfield County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Garvin County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Marshall County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Muskogee County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Oklahoma County, one female and one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Ottawa County, one female and one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Pushmataha County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • Three in Tulsa County, two females and one male in the 65 or older age group.

There are 590 people currently hospitalized due to the virus. There have been 68,911 recoveries.

Eleven more die, 1,083 new cases of COVID-19 reported

Update 2:50 p.m. Sept. 24: After dealing with technical difficulties in its reporting, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 1,083 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the cumulative total to 81,244.

Eleven more deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 981.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health updates COVID-19 situation statewide

Update 10:00 a.m. Sept. 24: The Oklahoma State Department of Health held a news conference to update the COVID-19 situation in Oklahoma after the state reached 80,000 cases of COVID-19.

Update on COVID-19 situation in Oklahoma

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Posted by FOX23 News on Thursday, September 24, 2020

Cumulative COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma eclipse 80,000

Update 11:00 a.m. Sept. 23: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 1,089 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide cumulative total to 80,161.

There were eight more deaths reported, bringing the death toll to 970.

  • One death was identified in the past 24 hours.
  • One in Cherokee County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Creek County, one female in the 50 - 64 age group.
  • One in Delaware County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in McIntosh County, one male in the 50 - 64 age group.
  • One in Oklahoma County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Pottawatomie County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Tulsa County, one female and one male in the 65 or older age group.

There are 612 people currently hospitalized due to the virus. There have been 66,779 recoveries.

Gov. Stitt talks COVID-19 in prisons, updates virus situation statewide

Update 1:11 p.m. Sept. 22: Gov. Kevin Stitt and state leaders held a news conference to give an update on the COVID-19 situation in Oklahoma prisons and statewide.

Update on COVID-19 situation in Oklahoma

CORONAVIRUS IN OKLAHOMA: We're hearing from Gov. Kevin Stitt and state leaders after today's jump in COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations. UPDATES >>> https://bit.ly/2E00bJK

Posted by FOX23 News on Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Second consecutive day with more than 1,100 new COVID9 cases

Update 11:05 a.m. Sept. 22: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 1,164 new cases of COVID-19, reporting more than 1,100 new cases for the second consecutive day and bringing the state’s cumulative total to 79,072.

Fourteen more deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 962.

Here’s what we know about the additional deaths:

  • Three deaths were identified in the past 24 hours.
  • One in Canadian County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Creek County, one male in the 36 - 49 age group and one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Grady County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Mayes County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in McCurtain County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Oklahoma County, two females in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Rogers County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Seminole County, one male in the 36 - 49 age group.
  • One in Tulsa County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Wagoner County, one female and one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Woodward County, one male in the 50 - 64 age group.

There are 628 people hospitalized due to the virus.

Fifth consecutive day with more than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19

Update 11:08 a.m. Sept. 21: For the fourth consecutive day, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported more than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19.

There were 1,101 new cases reported, bringing the statewide cumulative total to 77,908.

Two more people died, bringing the death toll in Oklahoma to 948.

  • No deaths were identified in the past 24 hours.
  • One in Oklahoma County, one female in the 50 - 64 age group.
  • One in Rogers County, one male in the 65 or older age group.

There were 522 people hospitalized due to the virus as of Sept. 18.

1,003 new cases, three more deaths reported Sunday

Update 11:00 a.m. Sept. 20: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 1,003 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday and three more deaths.

+1,200 COVID-19 cases reported, four more deaths

Update 11:00 a.m. Sept. 19: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 1,237 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday and four more deaths.

1,249 new COVID-19 cases reported, nine more deaths

Update 11:00 a.m. Sept. 18: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 1,249 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 74,567.

This marks the largest increase in cases since July 27 when we had 1,401 new cases reported.

There were nine more deaths reported, bringing the death toll to 939.

Here’s what we know about the additional deaths:

  • No deaths were identified in the past 24 hours.
  • Two in Grady County, two males in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Harper County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Le Flore County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Oklahoma County, one female and one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Payne 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 50 - 64 age group.

There are 516 people currently hospitalized due to the virus.

City of Tulsa, health officials give update on COVID-19 situation in Tulsa

Update 12:00 p.m. Sept. 17: The City of Tulsa and Tulsa Health Department held a news conference to give an update on the COVID-19 situation in the area.

Update on COVID-19 situation in Tulsa

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Posted by FOX23 News on Thursday, September 17, 2020

More than 1,000 new cases reported, six more people die

Update 11:04 a.m. Sept. 17: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 1,034 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, bringing the cumulative total to 1,034.

Six more deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 930.

  • Two deaths were identified in the past 24 hours.
  • One in Garfield County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Grady County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Lincoln County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in McCurtain County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Tulsa County, one male in the 50 - 64 age group and one male in the 65 or older age group.

There are currently 516 people hospitalized due to the virus.

Gov. Stitt, state officials give update on statewide COVID-19 situation

Update 10:04 a.m. Sept. 17: Gov. Kevin Stitt and state health officials held a news conference to update the COVID-19 situation in Oklahoma.

Update on COVID-19 situation in Oklahoma

CORONAVIRUS IN OKLAHOMA: Gov. Kevin Stitt and state officials are giving an update on the COVID-19 situation in Oklahoma. UPDATES >>> https://bit.ly/2E00bJK

Posted by FOX23 News on Thursday, September 17, 2020

Twelve more deaths reported, more than 900 new COVID-19 cases

Update 11:04 a.m. Sept. 16: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 970 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 72,284.

There were 12 additional deaths reported, bringing the death toll to 924.

Here’s what we know about the additional deaths:

  • One death was identified in the past 24 hours.
  • Three in Canadian County, one female in the 50 - 64 age group and one female and one male 65 or older age group.
  • One in Cotton County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Johnston County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Muskogee County, two females in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Nowata County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Oklahoma County, one female and one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Tulsa County, one female and one male in the 65 or older age group.

There are currently 528 people hospitalized due to the virus. There have been 61,026 recoveries.

More than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases reported, seven more deaths

Update 11:06 a.m. Sept. 15: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 1,091 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide cumulative total to 71,314.

There were seven additional deaths reported, bringing the death toll to 912.

There are 561 people currently hospitalized due to the virus.

869 new cases reported Monday

Update 11:00 a.m. Sept. 14: According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, there are 869 new cases and no additional deaths.

Six more deaths reported, 695 new cases reported Sunday

Update 11:09 a.m. Sept. 13: There are 695 new cases and 6 deaths reported Sunday, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Eleven more deaths reported, 1,017 new cases reported Saturday

Update 11:04 a.m. Sept. 12: There are 1,017 new cases and 11 deaths reported Saturday, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Twelve more deaths reported, 942 new cases

Update 11:04 a.m. Sept. 11: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 942 new cases of COVID-19 Friday and 12 more deaths.

  • On August 13, Commissioner Frye issued a Public Health Advisory with the support of Governor Kevin Stitt asking Oklahomans to participate in the following recommendations for the next four weeks to continue to drive down positive cases and help schools open safely:
  • Orange and Red counties: Individuals age 11 and older wear face coverings in public settings, with exemptions including while eating at a restaurant, in a private office space, or at a religious ceremony where physical distancing can be achieved.
  • Orange and Red counties: Restaurant staff wear face coverings and tables should maintain six feet of distance or more.
  • Statewide: Individuals age 11 and older wear face coverings when visiting nursing homes, long-term care facilities, retirement homes, medical facilities, prisons, or other communal living facilities.
  • Statewide: With the “Safer in Oklahoma” policy, individuals entering the State of Oklahoma from an area with substantial community spread, will wear a face covering in all public spaces and limit participating indoor gatherings for 10-14 days in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • This week, there are 7 additional counties in the “orange” risk phase. OSDH continues to monitor closely the statewide hospitalization trends for COVID-19.
  • The COVID-19 Alert map will be updated every Friday in the Situation Update at 11:00 a.m. This week’s map can be seen in this update below the test results chart.
  • As OSDH continues to meet with stakeholders across the state, the COVID-19 Alert Map is subject to further revisions as science and public health guidance advances with the ongoing pandemic.
  • As of this advisory, there are 67,642 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.
  • There are additional deaths identified to report. One death was identified in the past 24 hours.
  • One in Garfield County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Kay County, one male in the 50 - 64 age group.
  • Four in Le Flore County, three females and one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in McClain County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Oklahoma County, two males in the 65 or older age group.
  • Three in Rogers County, three males in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Tulsa County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • There are 888 total deaths in the state.
  • There was one death removed from yesterday’s counts from Garfield County, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported. It was determined the individual was actually a Kansas resident, and therefore, one death has been removed from total death counts.

Thirteen more deaths reported, hospitalizations rise back above 500

Update 11:04 a.m. Sept. 10: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 771 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide cumulative total to 66,700.

Thirteen more deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 876.

Here’s what we know about the additional deaths:

  • One death was identified in the past 24 hours.
  • One in Carter County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Creek County, two males in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Garfield County, two females in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Johnston County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Le Flore County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Muskogee County, one female in the 50 - 64 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 female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Pittsburg County, one male in the 65 or older age group.

There are currently 513 hospitalizations in the state due to the virus.

Nine more people die, nearly 900 new cases reported

Update 11:00 a.m. Sept. 9: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 876 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide cumulative total to 65,929.

Nine more people died due to the virus, increasing the death toll to 863.

Here’s what we know about the additional deaths:

  • No deaths were identified in the past 24 hours.
  • One in Cleveland County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Comanche County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Creek County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Kiowa County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Le Flore County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Nowata County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Three in Tulsa County, one female in the 36 - 49 age group and one female and one male in the 65 or older age group.

There are currently 462 people hospitalized statewide due to the virus. There have been 54,269 recoveries.

More than 800 new COVID-19 cases reported as state changes counting strategy

Update 11:00 a.m. Sept. 8: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 833 new cases of COVID-19 on the first day of its new reporting method. The daily case count total includes PCR tests and antigen tests, in addition to standard coronavirus tests.

“Today, OSDH begins the transition into new our data collection and reporting system that includes combining “confirmed” and “probable” cases,” Tuesday’s report read.

“This will advance OSHD’s mission to deliver public data that best represents the current, active presence of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.”

On Mondays since the start of the pandemic, Oklahoma had averaged 247 new cases. The average since June is 406. Tuesdays had averaged 640 new cases since June.

The new cases reported Tuesday, Sept. 8 bring the state’s cumulative total to 65,053.

One additional death -- one male in Tulsa County in the 65 or older age group -- was reported, bringing the death toll in Oklahoma to 854.

There were 472 people hospitalized due to the virus as of Sept. 4.

Update 9:27 a.m. Sept. 8: The number of new coronavirus cases may jump significantly Tuesday as the state changes the way new COVID-19 cases are reported.

The state department of health says beginning Sept. 8 we’ll see numbers for people who tested positive after taking both PCR tests and antigen for the coronavirus.

VIDEO: Oklahoma health officials to change way coronavirus tests are reported

Nearly 10,000 active COVID-19 cases statewide

Update 11:09 a.m. Sept. 7: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 613 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 64,220. There are currently 9,953 active cases of the virus in Oklahoma.

No new deaths were reported, leaving the death toll at 853.

There have been 53,414 COVID-19 recoveries statewide.

Update 11:09 a.m. Sept. 6: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 420 new cases and three more deaths Sunday.

Update 11:09 a.m. Sept. 5: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 1,147 new cases and 4 more deaths Saturday.

  • 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.
  • Oklahoma currently ranks 28th in the number of total reported COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and 25th 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.

1,013 new COVID-19 cases, 11 more die

Update 11:09 a.m. Sept. 4: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 1,013 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the cumulative total to 62,040.

Eleven more people died in relation to the virus, bringing the death toll to 846.

There have been 52,123 recoveries from the virus.

909 new cases of COVID-19, 14 more people die

Update 11:14 a.m. Sept. 3: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 909 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 61,027.

There are 14 new deaths reported, bringing the death toll to 835.

Here’s what we know about the additional deaths:

  • Two deaths were identified in the past 24 hours.
  • One in Carter County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Johnston County, one male in the 50 - 64 age group.
  • Two in Le Flore County, one female and one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Lincoln County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Love County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Mayes County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Oklahoma County, one female and one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Okmulgee County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Pittsburg 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 Tulsa County, one male in 65 or older age group.

There are 540 people currently hospitalized in connection with the virus.

State surpasses 60,000 cases, 12 more people die

Update 10:09 a.m. Sept. 2: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 712 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the cumulative total in the state to 60,118.

There were 12 more deaths reported, bringing the death toll to 821.

  • One death was identified in the past 24 hours.
  • One in Adair County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Canadian County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Cleveland County, one male in the 50 - 64 age group.
  • One in Choctaw County, one male in the 50 - 64 age group.
  • One in Creek County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Delaware County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Hughes County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Muskogee County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Oklahoma County, two males in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Tulsa County, one female in 65 or older age group.
  • One in Washington County, one male in the 50 - 64 age group.

There are currently 545 people hospitalized due to the virus.

666 new COVID-19 cases, nine more deaths reported

Update 11:08 a.m. Sept. 1: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 666 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 59,399.

There were nine deaths reported, bringing the death toll to 809.

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

  • No deaths were identified in the past 24 hours.
  • One in Adair County, one female in the 36 - 49 age group.
  • One in Cherokee County, one female in the 50 - 64 age group.
  • One in Dewey County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Le Flore County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Kingfisher County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in McCurtain County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Pittsburg County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Tulsa County, one female and one male in 65 or older age group.

There are currently 535 people hospitalized due to the virus.

Gov. Stitt holds COVID-19 update in Stillwater

Update 10:00 a.m. Sept. 1: Gov. Kevin Stitt and state officials held a news conference in Stillwater to give an update on the COVID-19 situation in Oklahoma.

Update on COVID-19 situation in Oklahoma

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Posted by FOX23 News on Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Death toll reaches 800; 713 new cases of COVID-19

Update 11:09 a.m. Aug. 31: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 713 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide cumulative total to 58,733.

There was one more death reported, bringing the state’s death toll to 800.

  • No deaths were identified in the past 24 hours.
  • One in Cleveland County, one female in the 65 or older age group.

There were 570 people hospitalized as of Aug. 28.

Update 11:00 a.m. Aug. 30: 667 new cases, two new deaths reported Sunday, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Update 11:00 a.m. Aug. 29: 1,093 cases, 11 new deaths were reported Saturday, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Another 700 new COVID-19 cases, eight more people die

Update 11:00 a.m. Aug. 28: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 710 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state’s cumulative total to 56,260.

There were eight more deaths reported, bringing the death toll to 786.

  • One death was identified in the past 24 hours.
  • One in Blaine County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Johnston County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Three in Oklahoma County, one female in the 50 - 64 age group and one female and one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Pontotoc County, one female in the 36 - 49 age group.
  • One in Sequoyah County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Tulsa County, one female in the 65 or older age group.

There are 559 people currently hospitalized due to the virus.

Tulsa leaders give COVID-19 update

Update 11:36 a.m. Aug. 27: The City of Tulsa and the Tulsa Health Department held a news conference to update the COVID-19 situation in the area.

Update on COVID-19 in Tulsa

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Posted by FOX23 News on Thursday, August 27, 2020

719 new COVID-19 cases, 15 more die

Update 11:06 a.m. Aug. 27: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 719 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 55,550.

Fifteen more people died as the death toll rises to 778.

Here’s what we know about the additional deaths:

  • No deaths were identified in the past 24 hours.
  • One in Creek 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 male in the 50 - 64 age group.
  • One in Kay County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Kingfisher County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Le Flore County, two males in the 65 or older age group.
  • Three in Lincoln County, two females and one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Oklahoma County, one female in the 36 - 49 age group and one male in the 65 or older group.
  • Two in Rogers County, two males in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Tulsa County, one female in 65 or older age group.

There are 552 people currently hospitalized due to the virus. There have been 47,186 recoveries.

19 more deaths reported, 666 new cases

Update 11:06 a.m. Aug. 26: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 666 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the cumulative total in the state to 54,838.

There were 19 more deaths reported, bringing the death toll to 763.

  • Three deaths were identified in the past 24 hours.
  • One in Cherokee County, one female in the 36 - 49 age group.
  • One in Creek County, one male in the 50 - 64 age group.
  • One in Garfield County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Haskell County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Jackson County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Mayes County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Murray County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Three in Oklahoma County, one male in the 36 - 49 age group and one female and one male in the 65 or older group.
  • One in Pittsburg County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • Seven in Rogers County, one female and six males in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Sequoyah County, one female in 65 or older age group.

There are 533 people currently hospitalized due to the virus.

14 more people die, new cases stay below 700

Update 11:06 a.m. Aug. 25: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 650 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 54,172.

Fourteen more people died, bringing the death toll to 744.

Here’s what we know about the additional deaths:

  • No deaths were identified in the past 24 hours.
  • Two in Canadian County, one male in the 50 - 64 age group and one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Cherokee County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Oklahoma County, one female in the 50 - 64 age group.
  • One in Payne County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Pittsburg County, one female and one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Pushmataha County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Five in Rogers County, five males in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Tulsa County, one female in 50 - 64 age group.

There are 553 people currently hospitalized in connection with the virus.

Four more deaths, lower number of new cases reported from weekend

Update 11:10 a.m. Aug. 24: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 357 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide cumulative total to 53,522.

  • There are four additional deaths identified to report. No deaths were identified in the past 24 hours.
  • One in Oklahoma County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Rogers County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Sequoyah County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Tulsa County, one female in the 50 - 64 age group.

There were 578 people hospitalized in connection with the virus as of Aug. 21. There have been 44,660 recoveries from the virus since the pandemic hit Oklahoma.

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Posted by FOX23 News on Monday, August 24, 2020

Update 11:00 a.m. Aug. 23: There were 566 cases and one death reported Sunday, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Update 11:00 a.m. Aug. 22: There were 853 cases and 10 deaths reported Saturday, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

More than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases, six more deaths

Update 11:57 a.m. Aug. 21: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 1,077 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide cumulative total to 51,746.

There were six additional deaths reported, bringing the death toll to 715.

The state’s health department reported a technical error with its daily report, delaying the reporting of some statistics.

Update 10:46 a.m. Aug. 21: The Oklahoma State Department of Health rolled out its plan Friday to test teachers across the state for COVID-19.

The plan comes as several major school districts in the Tulsa area are heading back to school, or have already started classes.

Enacted by an executive order from Gov. Kevin Stitt, the optional plan is meant to provide all teachers and support staff free COVID-19 testing in their areas with help from public-private testing partners.

Tulsa leaders hold news conference to update virus situation

Update 12:06 p.m. Aug. 20: The City of Tulsa and Tulsa Health Department held a news conference to update the COVID-19 situation in the area.

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Cases surpass 50,000, death toll rises over 700

Update 11:06 a.m. Aug. 20: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 746 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide cumulative total to 50,699.

There are 10 additional deaths identified to report bringing the death toll to 709. One death was identified in the past 24 hours.

  • One in Cleveland County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Lincoln County, one female and one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Four in Oklahoma County, four males in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Pittsburg County, two females in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Tulsa County, one male in 50 - 64 age group.

There are 564 people currently hospitalized and 42,695 people have recovered from the virus.

Another 17 people die, 597 new COVID-19 cases

Update 11:06 a.m. Aug. 19: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 597 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide cumulative total to 49,923. There are 7,177 active cases in the state.

There were 17 more deaths reported for the second consecutive day, raising the death toll to 699.

Here’s what we know about these additional deaths:

  • Four deaths were identified in the past 24 hours.
  • One in Bryan County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Creek County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Le Flore County, one female in the 50 - 64 age group.
  • One in McCurtain County, one female in the 50 - 64 age group.
  • Three in Oklahoma County, two female and one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Five in Pittsburg County, four females and one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Rogers County, one female and one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Sequoyah County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Tulsa County, two males in 65 or older age group.

There are 566 people currently hospitalized and there have been 42,047 recoveries.

17 more people die, more than 7,000 active COVID-19 cases

Update 1:11 p.m. Aug. 18: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 615 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, bringing the statewide cumulative total to 49,326. There are now 7,274 active cases in the state.

There were 17 more deaths reported, bringing the death toll to 682.

There have been 41,370 recoveries from the virus.

The state’s health department reported technical difficulties with its initial daily report.

Four more die, death toll reaches 665

Update 11:04 a.m. Aug. 17: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 369 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide cumulative total to 48,711.

Four more people died, bringing the death to 665 since the pandemic began.

Here’s what we know about the additional deaths:

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

There were 506 people hospitalized in connection with COVID-19 as of Aug. 14. There have been 40,224 recoveries.

Update 12:00 p.m. Aug. 16: White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx visited Oklahoma on Sunday to provide what President Donald Trump called “targeted guidance” to the state.

VIDEO: Dr. Birx visits Tulsa

544 new cases, four more people die

Update 11:01 a.m. Aug. 16: The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 544 new cases and four deaths Sunday.