81 Positive COVID-19 Cases Confirmed In Oklahoma

Mar 23, 2020

There are now 81 cases of COVID-19 that have been confirmed in Oklahoma, an increase of 14 cases since Sunday. The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports 15 hospitalizations and two deaths from the Coronavirus.

In its Monday update, OSDH says there is a high incidence of the virus in the 18-49 age range and encourages people of all age groups to stay home and practice social distancing. 

Seventeen of Oklahoma's 77 counties have at least one resident who has tested positive for the disease. 29 of the 81 confirmed cases are in Oklahoma County, 16 are in Cleveland County, 11 are in Tulsa County and five are in Kay County. Pawnee and Payne Counties each have three confirmed cases followed by Canadian, Washington and Garvin counties with two cases each. Custer, Grady, Jackson, Logan, McClain, Muskogee, Noble and Pontotoc counties each are reporting one case. 

Details on increased testing capabilities through Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma and satellite mobile testing units that will be deployed in Oklahoma, Tulsa, Kay and Pontotoc Counties are still murky.

Oklahoma officials are encouraging people to continue to stay home, as the sources of some of the infections are unknown.