Five more Oklahomans have died due to COVID-19, increasing the state's death toll to 318. All of the deaths occurred between May 22 and May 24. The deaths reported Tuesday include:
- 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.
- Two in Oklahoma County, one male in the 65 and older age group and one female in the 65 and older age group.
- One in Grady County, a female in the 36-49 age group.
- One in Jackson County, a male in the 65 and older age group.
Two of the deaths above were added to the state's website on Monday. At the time, no county or age information were given. Those details have since been lumped in with the numbers released today.
Health officials confirmed that total positive cases of the coronavirus in the state now stand at 6,137, an increase of 47 cases from Monday. That's less than a one percent increase in total reported cases.
*Note: weekend reporting of cases and deaths is typically very low compared to weekdays.
4,823 people — more than 78 percent of the total cases — have since recovered from the virus. 174 Oklahomans are currently hospitalized as either confirmed positive COVID-19 cases or under investigation for the virus.