COVID-19 REPORT: Total coronavirus cases in Oklahoma now 360,360

The Oklahoma State Department of Health's data showed a total of 110,857 coronavirus cases with 98,608 recovered, 11,233 active and 1016 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 360,360 with 323,240 listed as recovered, 34,035 active and 3,085 deceased.

The number of active cases in the state decreased by 2,101 from Tuesday's reported total of 38,245. As of Jan. 19, the state's COVID-19 hospitalizations data showed a total of 1,776.

In the 14 counties that make up the Cherokee Nation, the state's data showed a total of 110,857 coronavirus cases with 98,608 recovered, 11,233 active and 1016 deceased. The number of active cases in the 14 counties decreased by 787 from Tuesday's reported total of 12,020.

As of Jan. 20, numbers, from the Cherokee Nation, show 13,086 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 108 from the previous reported total of 12,978.

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.