Oklahoma Sees Another Record-Breaking Day Of New COVID-19 Cases

Jun 16, 2020

Oklahoma health officials report 228 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on Tuesday, representing the state's largest single-day increase in new cases.

Four more Oklahomans have died due to COVID-19, increasing the state's death toll to 363. The deaths occurred between June 7 and June 14. The deaths reported Tuesday include:

  • Two in Tulsa County, one male in the 18-35 age group and one male in the 65 and older age group.
  • One in Grady 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 228 case increase since Monday means the total positive cases of the coronavirus in the state now stand at 8,645. That's a nearly three percent increase in total reported cases.

Oklahoma has totaled 1,282 new cases of the coronavirus in the past seven days, an average of 183 per day.

Now at the halfway point in June, Oklahoma has seen 2,139 new coronavirus cases this month. That's 77% of the number of cases the state saw in May (2,758) and 73% of the number of cases it saw in April (2,899).

6,765 people — more than 78 percent of the total cases — have since been classified as having recovered from the virus. 172 Oklahomans are currently hospitalized as either confirmed positive COVID-19 cases or under investigation for the virus.