Five more Oklahomans have died due to COVID-19, increasing the state's death toll to 51. The deaths reported Monday include:
- Two in Greer County, a male and a female older than 65.
- One in Oklahoma County, a male in the 18-35 age group.
- One in Osage County, a female older than 65.
- One in Pottawatomie County, a male older than 65
The Oklahoma State Department of Health confirmed Monday that positive cases of the coronavirus in the state now stand at 1,327, an increase of 75 cases from Sunday. That's a five percent increase in total cases.
58 of Oklahoma's 77 counties are reporting positive cases of COVID-19. Oklahoma County has the most number of cases with 279. Tulsa County has 249, Cleveland County has 180, Wagoner County has 49, Creek County has 45 and Comanche County has 41.
Health officials say they received more than 6,000 negative COVID-19 test results by private labs over the weekend, dating back to February.
The exact count will be released when the numbers are finalized. Officials hope those results will give a fuller picture into the state’s per capita testing rate, which has been criticized as one of the lowest in the nation.
UPDATE: Late on Monday, officials released a report that states 13,148 COVID-19 tests have been administered in Oklahoma between public and private labs. 11,640 of those came back as negative.