Seven more Oklahomans have died due to COVID-19, increasing the state's death toll to 214. Three of the deaths occurred in the past 24 hours, while the others occurred between April 16-26. The deaths reported Wednesday include:
- Two in Oklahoma County, a male in the 65 and older age group and a male in the 36-49 age group.
- One in Garvin County, a male in the 65 and older age group.
- One in Kay County, a female in the 65 and older age group.
- One in Muskogee County, a male in the 65 and older age group.
- One in Tulsa County, a male in the 65 and older age group.
- One in Washington County, a male in the 50-64 age group.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health confirmed that total positive cases of the coronavirus in the state now stand at 3,473, an increase of 63 cases from Tuesday. That's a nearly two percent increase in total reported cases.
2,319 people — nearly 67 percent of the total cases — have since recovered from the virus. 283 Oklahomans are currently hospitalized as either confirmed positive COVID-19 cases or under investigation for the virus.
At a Tuesday press conference, Governor Kevin Stitt called for all COVID-19 testing locations and providers to test all Oklahomans who want to be, even if they don't have symptoms.