COVID-19 REPORT: Oklahoma active cases, hospitalizations decrease slightly Thursday

BY STAFF REPORTS
07/23/2020 04:30 PM
Main Cherokee Phoenix
The Oklahoma State Department of Health’s data showed a total of 10,175 COVID-19 cases with 8,225 recovered, 1,740 active and 210 deaths in the 14 counties that make up the Cherokee Nation. TERRIS HOWARD/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma State Department of Health’s data on its website showed Thursday the state’s total number of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began now sets at 28,802 with 22,441 listed as recovered, 5,884 active and 477 deceased. Of the more than 5,800 active cases, 607 are hospitalized.

Both the number of active cases and hospitalizations slightly decreased from the previous days totals of 5,995 and 630 respectively.

In the 14 counties that make up the Cherokee Nation, the state’s data showed a total of 10,175 coronavirus cases with 8,225 recovered, 1,740 active and 210 deceased. The number of active cases in the 14 counties decreased by 98 from the previous day.

As of July 23, numbers, from the Cherokee Nation, show 592 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the tribe’s health system since the pandemic began.

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.”



The tribe announced on its Facebook page that beginning June 8 the COVID-19 drive-thru screening clinics will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon at all Cherokee Nation health facilities due to extreme heat temperatures.

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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