* This week, nine counties moved from the “orange” risk phase to “yellow” and 13 counties moved from “yellow” to “orange”. OSDH continues to monitor closely the statewide hospitalization trends for COVID-19.
* Due to improvements in testing availability and reporting of lab results, OSDH will now calculate the alert system by date the result was reported (rather than date of symptom onset, as previously done). This improves transparency, as the calculations can be performed with publicly available data.
* The COVID-19 Alert map will be updated every Friday in the Situation Update at 11:00 a.m. This week’s map can be seen in this update below the test results chart.
* As OSDH continues to meet with stakeholders across the state, the COVID-19 Alert Map is subject to further revisions as science and public health guidance advances with the ongoing pandemic.
* As of this advisory, there are 82,520 cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.
* There are 12 additional deaths identified to report. One death was identified in the past 24 hours.
* One in Garfield County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
* One in Garvin County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
* One in Marshall County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
* One in Muskogee County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
* Two in Oklahoma County, one female and one male in the 65 or older age group.
* Two in Ottawa County, one female and one male in the 65 or older age group.
* One in Pushmataha County, one female in the 65 or older age group. Three in Tulsa County, two females and one male in the 65 or older age group.
There are 993 total deaths in the state.
For more information, visit coronavirus.health.ok.gov.
*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 2020-09-18 at 7:00 a.m.