Reported Cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma Rise to 81

Mar 23, 2020

Credit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oklahoma has another 14 reported cases of COVID-19, five of them in Tulsa County.

That brings the state’s total number of reported cases to 81. Those have resulted in 15 hospitalizations and two deaths.

Oklahoma County continues to lead the state with 29 reported cases, while Cleveland County now has 16 and Tulsa County has 11. There are now 17 counties with reported cases of the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.

Nearly half of Oklahoma’s reported cases are in people younger than 50.

State officials say they are expanding testing capacity through partnerships with private labs, getting labs at OU and OSU to perform testing, and opening four mobile testing sites throughout the state.

Health officials encourage Oklahomans to stay home, reduce person-to-person contact, wash hands frequently and avoid touching their face.

If you develop symptoms such as fever, shortness of breath or cough, contact a medical professional, call the COVID-19 call center at 877-215-8336 or diall 211.