Garfield, Grant, Kingfisher and Major counties all reported new cases of COVID-19, as the official total of positive test results nears 1,000 in Oklahoma, according to the state health department on Friday, April 3, 2020.
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One more Cleveland County resident has died in relation to COVID-19 as the official county case total has risen by nine cases in the last day.
With Tahlequah having two hospitals, it is home to many health care workers - and many are putting their lives on the line during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lindsey Johnson, 33, is a full-time registered nurse who works nights in the Northeastern Health System emergency room.
Three more cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Northwest Oklahoma, while the state's overall count rose by 22% in a day to 879, with four additional deaths, according to the state health department on Thursday, April 2, 2020.
As Oklahoma officials and health experts work to forecast the impact the novel coronavirus will have, the state is ramping up efforts to collect vital data that so far has been lacking: How many people have been tested, and how many are infected?
The announcement of Stephens County’s first death related to COVID-19 came from an Oklahoma State Department of Health worker Wednesday during a Facebook live video, though the statistic was not included in the state data April 1, 2020.
Two more cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Garfield County, as the number of positive tests in the state rose to 719, with 30 deaths, according to the state health department on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.