COVID-19: Tulsa County’s surge continues, with 64 extra new circumstances and the very best four-day common to this point on native information
State health officials report that a Tulsa County woman who was older than 65 and a McCurtain County woman who was between 50 and 64 died of the disease in early June.
So far, 357 people have died from the disease.
State health officials are also reporting 146 new, confirmed cases of the disease. There have been a total of 7,626 confirmed cases in the state since early March. There are 153 people who have been hospitalized for the disease across the country.
Stephens, and the health authorities in general, continue to emphasize personal prevention measures. They are the “few tools we have” to help fight this pandemic while vaccines and treatments continue to be researched and developed, she said.
Preventing the spread of COVID-19 remains the overall goal of reducing the burden on hospitals and saving lives. Prevention methods include social distancing, home isolation, face covering, and improved hygiene.
Public health officials recommended wearing fabric face covers in early April to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The recommendation is not to prevent the carrier from contracting the virus, but rather to prevent the carrier from unwittingly spreading it.
COVID-19 has an incubation period of two days to two weeks. During this time, a person can be contagious but not have symptoms.