Luther—The Oklahoma Covid-19 active case number jumped by 222 on Friday, the biggest daily jump since reporting began. However, Luther holds steady with only three confirmed cases, all recovered. There have been 7,848 active cases in the state as of June 12, a jump of 643 cases since Monday. The statewide hospitalization number remains near 150 patients.
Oklahoma has begun experiencing over the past two weeks an increase in the number of cases and hospitalizations due to COVID-19, though the number of deaths have remained approximately the same and the percentage of positives remains low at 3.7%. The increase in the number of cases is caused by both ongoing community transmission and outbreaks that affect specific populations.
From the Oklahoma State Department of Health’s weekly epidemiology report. “The threat of COVID-19 still exists and we anticipate it to grow. It is critical for Oklahomans to seek out testing. Since COVID-19 was first introduced in Oklahoma, testing availability has radically improved and the State’s hospital surge plan, expanding bed capacity by 40%, remains activated. Diagnostic testing is freely available to all Oklahomans and we continue to improve our ability to find and diagnose COVID-19 cases. The need to physically distance, wear a mask, wash hands often, and adhere to instructions to quarantine and isolate remain critically important.”
Tulsa has the highest number of active cases in the state according to Oklahoma State Department of Health data. There are 252 active Covid-19 cases in Tulsa on Friday.
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Socially Distant Appropriate
Small businesses are keeping up with the numbers while implementing guidelines of social distance, sanitization, hand washing and other efforts to avoid spread of the coronavirus.
With that in mind, many activities are planned for the weekend along Rt 66 including the Second Saturday market in the backyard at Beth’s Baubles & Bits on Luther’s Main Street.
Weekend Highlights around Luther & The Deep Fork District of OK66
- Second Saturday at Beth’s Baubles & Bits
- Brunch is back at Luther’s Farmstead Cafe, 7 am – 2pm
- Luther’s Our Town Eatery has a comfortable dining room, with an enticing menu.
- The Chicken Shack has live music and beer on tap, and misters cooling it off in the back yard.
- Arcadia Farmer’s Market is open Saturday from 8 am – 1 pm.
- Arcadia Round Barn has live music all weekend.
- Chandler will have a Unity Walk on Saturday morning.