4 More Dead from COVID-19 as Oklahoma's Official Number of Active Cases Sinks to 772

May 27, 2020

Credit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported on Wednesday 92 new cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths.

Oklahoma has now seen 6,229 total cases of the illness, and 322 people have died. Two of the deaths reported Wednesday happened in Tulsa County. Both were adults 65 or older.

Tulsa County now has 49 deaths, second-most in the state.

The other two deaths happened in Washington County. All four new deaths happened between March 25 and Monday.

The health department reported 312 additional patients as recovered, bringing that total to 5,135. Patients are considered to have recovered if they did not die, are not currently hospitalized and it has been at least 14 days since their symptoms started.

According to health department figures, Oklahoma has 772 active cases of COVID-19. Over the course of the outbreak, 962 people have been hospitalized, and 156 are currently hospitalized.

The health department reported 179,842 COVID-19 tests have been performed to date. That gives the state a positive test rate of roughly 3.5%. World Health Organization Guidelines say positive rates of 10% or less indicate an adequate level of testing.