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Update: Covid-19 in Oklahoma

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Luther, July 6, 2020—The Monday after the Independence Day Weekend, the Oklahoma State Department of Health issued numbers for the coronavirus, but they did not offer updated hospitalization numbers.

As of last Thursday, July 2, hospitalization numbers were at 368. It’s a critical number as Oklahomans watch the data, and rely on the word of state officials who have said repeatedly that the hospitalization number is key. Maybe they know, and didn’t share the number with Oklahomans.

Meanwhile, here are the numbers the state did share around 11 am on Monday morning. Oklahoma City overtook Tulsa again for the number of active cases, while Stillwater has a higher number of cumulative cases, but a lower number of active case since Friday. In Eastern Oklahoma County and in the Deep Fork District of OK66, numbers reported on July 6, rose by eight cases in various communities, but Luther gained no cases.

Town/CityNumber of CasesNumber of Active Cases
Stillwater 37886
Oklahoma City2873785

From the archives.

  • As of this advisory (July 6, 2020), there are 16,362 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. 
  • From July 3 – July 5, there were four new deaths; none occurred in the past 24 hours.
    • One in Noble County, a female in the 65 and older age group. 
    • One in McCurtain County, a female in the 65 and older age group. 
    • Two in Tulsa County, two males in the 65 and older age group.
  • There are 399 total deaths in the state.
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July 6, 2020
*The total includes laboratory information provided to OSDH at the time of the report. Total counts may not reflect unique individuals. 
**This number is a combination of hospitalized positive cases and hospitalized persons under investigation, as reported by hospitals at the time of the report. The data reflect a change in calculation and should not be compared to prior data. 
***The purpose of publishing aggregated statistical COVID-19 data through the OSDH Dashboard, the Executive Order Report, and the Weekly Epidemiology and Surveillance Report is to support the needs of the general public in receiving important and necessary information regarding the state of the health and safety of the citizens of Oklahoma. These resources may be used only for statistical purposes and may not be used in any way that would determine the identity of any reported cases.
Data Source: Acute Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health.
*As of 2020-07-06 at 7:00 a.m.
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