Health Dept. update

Positive tests for COVID-19 in Oklahoma County have increased to 26.

As of this advisory just after 11 a.m. Sunday, March 22, there are 67 positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. Of those 26 are in Oklahoma County. 

An additional person has passed away due to COVID-19, a male in his 50s from Pawnee County. This brings the total number of state fatalities to two.

Results continue to arrive from the public-private partnership with Diagnostic Laboratory of Oklahoma (DLO), who have received more than 300 tests for the state. The numbers of pending and negative test results remain fluid as OSDH works to streamline the reporting process through this partnership. 

OSDH continues to support guidelines from the CDC related to social distancing and personal hygiene, and encourages Oklahomans to stay home, reduce person-to-person contact, wash hands frequently, and avoid touching your face. If you develop symptoms such as fever, shortness of breath or cough, contact your medical professional or call the COVID-19 Call Center at 877-215-8336 or 211 for assistance.

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