First case of COVID-19 confirmed in Osage County

March 25, 2020 | Headlines

OKLAHOMA CITY – Today the Oklahoma State Department of Health reports that there are now 164 positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma, 58 more than yesterday. 

New counties with cases include Adair, Bryan, Carter, Creek, Delaware, Osage, Pottawatomie and Stephens Counties.

Kay County has five confirmed cases. To see an update on two Kay County patients click here.

• There are an additional two deaths, both from Oklahoma County, one male in his 70s and one male in his 40s.

OSDH has been working aggressively to establish four satellite testing locations in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Kay, and Pittsburg counties.
To effectively develop a large-scale, statewide, satellite testing platform, OSDH is implementing a limited rollout in order to  develop best practices for a more robust platform. OSDH and its public health care partners will begin these new testing sites in phases. 

Phase one begin today in Pittsburg County, with 100 test kits, and Kay County with limited testing supplies. (see story)
Setting up this initial test phase allows the State’s medical professionals to gather  public health data, outside of the hospital setting, while determining the projected capacity needed for effective COVID-19 testing throughout Oklahoma. 

• For more information, visit coronavirus.health.ok.gov.