COVID-19 REPORT: Total coronavirus cases in Oklahoma now 341,364

BY STAFF REPORTS
01/13/2021 05:00 PM
Main Cherokee Phoenix
The Oklahoma State Department of Health's data showed a total of 104,290 coronavirus cases with 90,692 recovered, 12,651 active and 947 deaths in the 14 counties that make up the Cherokee Nation.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma State Department of Health’s data on its website showed Wednesday the state’s total number of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began now sets at 341,364 with 299,375 listed as recovered, 39,141 active and 2,848 deceased.

The number of active cases in the state decreased by 883 from Tuesday’s reported total of 40,024. As of Jan. 12, the state’s COVID-19 hospitalizations data showed a total of 1,902.

In the 14 counties that make up the Cherokee Nation, the state’s data showed a total of 104,290 coronavirus cases with 90,692 recovered, 12,651 active and 947 deceased. The number of active cases in the 14 counties decreased by 370 from Tuesday’s reported total of 13,021.

As of Jan. 13, numbers, from the Cherokee Nation, show 12,531 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the tribe’s health system since the pandemic began. The number of confirmed cases in the tribe’s health system increased by 196 from the previous reported total of 12,335.

A statement from Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. on the tribe’s website implored everyone to do their part in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.



“We must all act to stay healthy, monitoring our own health and that of our family, limiting travel, if possible, and checking on our elders who are most vulnerable,” Hoskin said. “The Cherokee Nation has secured federal funding to help us combat and treat any coronavirus cases, ensure our medical staff are trained to identify, treat and respond to patients efficiently and have the ability to do our own testing.”



For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.



The Cherokee Nation established a call center with the number 833-528-0063 for tribal citizens who have questions about COVID-19. It is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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