The number of people infected with and dying from COVID-19 continues to rise in Texas and Oklahoma, according to statistics released by state health departments Wednesday.
In Texas as of Wednesday there were an additional 1,091 (now 1,353 total) cases reported and an additional 23 deaths (now 177 total) reported. Harris (2,146) and Dallas (1,261) counties are reporting the most cases. There are currently 1,491 confirmed COVID-19 patients in Texas hospitals, 239 more than Tuesday.
Over 96,000 tests have been performed across the state, with just under 10% testing positive for COVID-19.
Locally, there are now 15 confirmed cases in Grayson County, 7 in Lamar County, and 2 in Fannin County.
As of noon Wednesday, there were 1,524 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.
Locally no new Oklahoma cases were reported in the KXII viewing area. Southern Oklahoma counties with positive cases include: Garvin (11), Stephens (11), Pontotoc (9), Bryan (3), Choctaw (2), Love (2),McCurtain (2), Atoka (1), and Carter (1).
There are an additional 12 deaths statewide:
• Four in Oklahoma County: two males and two females older than 65.
• Two in Cleveland County, a male in the 36-49 age group and a male older than 65.
• Two in Tulsa County, both males older than 65.
• One in Adair County, a female older than 65.
• One in Greer County, a female older than 65.
• One in Kay County, a male older than 65.
• One in Wagoner County, a male older than 65.
There are 79 total deaths in the state.
State health officials continue to process the more than 12,000 negative COVID-19 test results received from private labs dating back to February; they are not reflected in this report.
State health officials say they are coordinating deliveries of testing supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) to county health departments conducting testing sites. Find the list of testing sites here.
For more information, visit coronavirus.health.ok.gov.
COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results
Positive (In-State): 1,524
Positive (Out-of-State): 2
Total Cumulative Hospitalizations: 390