Meanwhile, hospitalizations have continued to rise this week, with severe cases also moving higher, presaging more deaths.
The Health Department reported Tuesday night that hospitalizations related to COVID-19 jumped to 1,782, a record. Of those, 475 were in intensive care, 14 more than the day before and also a record. Some hospitals have set up tents for triage.
Frye said, “We encourage Oklahomans who think they may have been exposed to get tested for free at one of the more than 150 statewide testing sites and to quarantine while waiting for their test results. We will continue to monitor hospital capacity, working with hospitals across the state to ensure they have the resources needed to give quality care to all Oklahomans.”
The newly reported deaths included one between the ages of 18 and 35; six were between 50 and 64, and 47 were 65 or older.