Pontotoc County COVID-19 cases remain relatively low

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Pontotoc County’s COVID-19 case count has held at 11 since May 18. Before May 18, the county case count held relatively steadily at 10 for weeks. Though there has been one additional death in Pontotoc County, bringing the total to two, all but one of the remaining nine cases have ended in recovery.

A Stonewall-area man became the first confirmed casualty of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Pontotoc County on April 7, according to family members and public health officials. Additional information on the second death was not available from OSDH by press time.

Tuesday’s updated report from OSDH shows total confirmed cases in the state rose to 6,137, with 457 total cumulative patients hospitalized and 318 total cumulative deaths reported. As of May 22, 174 patients remain hospitalized.

As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, nearby Garvin County had 15 confirmed cases with one death; Pottawatomie County had 57 confirmed cases with four deaths; Seminole County had seven confirmed cases with one death; Murray County had two confirmed cases; Coal County had one confirmed case; and Johnston County had three confirmed cases. There were no confirmed cases in Hughes County.

COVID-19, by the numbers

As of this advisory, the State of Oklahoma has reported a total of 6,137 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19.

Since our last Situation Report, the following number of positive cases were published daily at coronavirus.health.ok.gov:

Saturday – 111 new positives for a total of 5,960

Sunday – 77 new positives for a total of 6,037

Monday – 53 new positives for a total of 6,090

Tuesday – 47 new positives for a total of 6,137

There are seven additional deaths; zero of them occurred in the past 24 hours; all died between May 22-May 24.

Two in Oklahoma County, one male in the 65 and older age group and one female in the 65 and older age group.

Three in Tulsa County, one male in the 65 and older age group, one female in the 65 and older age group and one male in the 50-64 age group.

One in Grady County, a female in the 36-49 age group.

One in Jackson County, a male in the 65 and older age group.

There are 318 total deaths in the state.

COVID-19 testing sites are open in multiple cities in Oklahoma as a result of a cross-county, city and state health system partnership. Visit this page for updated dates and locations.

For more information, visit coronavirus.health.ok.gov.

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

Confirmed Positive Cases 6,137

*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date (As of 5/22) 153,804

*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date (As of 5/22) 160,903

**Currently Hospitalized (As of 5/22) 174

Total Cumulative Hospitalizations 941

Deaths in the Past 24 hours 0

Total Cumulative Deaths 318

*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.

Data Source: Acute Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health.

*As of 2020-05-26 at 7:00 a.m.

Contact Carl Lewis at 580-310-7520, or by email at clewis@theadanews.com.

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