COVID-19 REPORT: Total coronavirus cases in Oklahoma now 306,771

BY STAFF REPORTS
01/04/2021 05:30 PM
Main Cherokee Phoenix
The Oklahoma State Department of Health's data showed a total of 93,791 coronavirus cases with 81,354 recovered, 11,596 active and 841 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 Monday the state’s total number of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began now sets at 306,771 with 267,573 listed as recovered, 36,646 active and 2,552 deceased.

The number of active cases in the state increased by 4,042 from Thursday’s reported total of 32,604. As of Jan. 3, the state’s COVID-19 hospitalizations data showed a total of 1,910.

In the 14 counties that make up the Cherokee Nation, the state’s data showed a total of 93,791 coronavirus cases with 81,354 recovered, 11,596 active and 841 deceased. The number of active cases in the 14 counties decreased by 1,453 from Thursday’s reported total of 10,143.

As of Jan. 4, numbers, from the Cherokee Nation, show 11,023 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 507 from the previous reported total of 10,516.

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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