No new deaths due to COVID-19 were reported on Wednesday, as the state's death toll stays flat at 278.
Oklahoma Health Commissioner Gary Cox notes this is the second time this month the Oklahoma State Department of Health has received no reports of COVID-19 related deaths in a 24-hour period.
"While this is a very hopeful development, OSDH is in the midst of rapidly expanding our contact tracing efforts to ensure Oklahoma can continue its significant progress to minimize the presence of COVID-19,” Cox said. “As Commissioner, our agency’s top priority is to build and maintain a trusted partnership with the public so that, together, we can continue to conquer this novel virus through proper quarantine efforts, robust testing, and personal responsibility."
Health officials confirmed that total positive cases of the coronavirus in the state now stand at 4,852, an increase of 120 cases from Tuesday. That's a two and a half percent increase in total reported cases.
3,559 people — more than 73 percent of the total cases — have since recovered from the virus. 218 Oklahomans are currently hospitalized as either confirmed positive COVID-19 cases or under investigation for the virus.