Key Oklahoma COVID-19 data

Other key points related to COVID-19 include:

•As of Wednesday, there are 248 positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. New counties with cases include Comanche, Craig, Lincoln, Okmulgee, Ottawa and Sequoyah counties.

•There are an additional two deaths in Cleveland County, a female in her 90s and a male in his 60s. There are seven total deaths in the state.

•As the state continues to work aggressively with public and private partners to increase testing supplies in Oklahoma, it is likely the increase in confirmed cases is related to an increase in testing.

•With the number of cases rising each day, the OSDH urges the public to follow the governor’s Safer at Home executive order advising vulnerable populations and those over the age of 65 to stay home until April 30 and for non-essential businesses in counties with COVID-19 cases to temporarily suspend services until April 30.

The CDC also recommends the public to stay home, practice social distancing, hand washing, and specifically for those who are sick to isolate for up to 14 days.

Information courtesy the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Along with being the columnist of Soundemonium Musaic, Scott Rains is also a police, fire, Native Affairs and roller derby reporter for The Lawton Constitution.

You can email him at: scott.rains@swoknews.com.

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