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SITUATION UPDATE: COVID-19 05/19/2020

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
  • As of this advisory, there are 5,489 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. 
  • There are six additional deaths; none of them occurred in the past 24 hours and the others died between May 4-May 17.
    • Three in Oklahoma County, two females in the 65 and older age group and a male in the 65 and older age group.
    • One in McIntosh County, a male in the 65 and older age group. 
    • Two in Washington County, both females in the 65 and older age group. 
  • There are 294 total deaths in the state.
  • As highlighted in the Governor’s EO report published Monday evening, the State has processed since Saturday 16,308 specimens tested for COVID-19, which is an average of 5,400 tests processed a day. As a result, the percentage of positives derived from Oklahoma’s total COVID-19 tests has declined again to an all-time low of 4.4%.
  • Through a partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma and The Caring Foundation, OSDH is deploying Caring Vans providing free COVID-19 testing to underserved communities in Oklahoma City, increasing testing accessibility. This week, a Caring Van will be at the Latino Community Development Agency (lcdaok.com). COVID-19 testing is open to everyone 16 and older; people do not need to exhibit symptoms to be tested. More information can be found here.
  • 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 5,489
*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date 133,658
*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date 140,262
**Currently Hospitalized 167
Total Cumulative Hospitalizations 897
Deaths in the Past 24 hours 0
Total Cumulative Deaths 294

*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 2020-05-19 at 7:00 a.m.

Last Modified on Dec 07, 2020
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