266 Deaths, 4,424 Positive COVID-19 Cases In Oklahoma

May 8, 2020

Six more Oklahomans have died due to COVID-19, increasing the state's death toll to 266. Two of the deaths occurred in the past 24 hours, while the others died between May 2-6. The deaths reported Friday include:

  • One in Caddo County, a male in the 50-64 age group.
  • One in Cotton County, a male in the 65 and older age group.
  • One in Le Flore County, a male in the 65 and older age group.
  • One in Oklahoma County, a female in the 65 and older age group.
  • One in Rogers County, a female in the 50-64 age group.
  • One in Washington County, a male in the 65 and older age group.

Credit coronavirus.health.ok.gov

The Oklahoma State Department of Health confirmed that total positive cases of the coronavirus in the state now stand at 4,424, an increase of 94 cases from Thursday. That's a two percent increase in total reported cases.

3,064 people — more than 69 percent of the total cases — have since recovered from the virus. 228 Oklahomans are currently hospitalized as either confirmed positive COVID-19 cases or under investigation for the virus.