Tuesday, April 7, 2020

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  • 33331 new cases and 1970 new deaths in the United States [source]
  • 30331 new cases and 1255 new deaths in the United States

    An estimated additional 180 - 195 deaths per day occurring at home in New York City due to COVID-19 are not being counted in the official figures. "Early on in this crisis we were able to swab people who died at home, and thus got a coronavirus reading. But those days are long gone. We simply don't have the testing capacity for the large numbers dying at home. Now only those few who had a test confirmation *before* dying are marked as victims of coronavirus on their death certificate. This almost certainly means we are undercounting the total number of victims of this pandemic," said Mark Levine, Chair of New York City Council health committee [source]

    A study by disease modelers at the University of Texas at Austin states that "Given the low testing rates throughout the country, we assume that 1 in 10 cases are tested and reported. If a county has detected only 1 case of COVID-19, there is a 51%
    chance that there is already a growing outbreak underway" [source]
    [source]
  • 25316 new cases and 1165 new deaths in the United States.

    NOTE: Tennessee Department of Health official Twitter account acknowledges a reporting error [source] [source] [source]
  • 34196 new cases and 1330 new deaths in the United States [source]
  • 32284 new cases and 1045 new deaths in the United States
  • 29874 new cases and 974 new deaths in the United States
  • alert 26473 new cases and 1049 new deaths in the United States
    "Our country is in the midst of a great national trial, unlike any we have ever faced before. [...] We’re at war with a deadly virus. Success in this fight will require the full absolute measure of our collective strength, love, and devotion. It’s very important. Each of us has the power through our own choices and actions to save American lives and rescue the most vulnerable among us" President Trump said [video] [(Feed generated with FetchRSS)


    Latest Updates
    Click the headline to read this full article, Latest Updates, at United States Coronavirus: 213,798 Cases and 4,773 Deaths - Worldometer
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    Situation Update_COVID-19 | COVID-19 | Oklahoma State Department of Health



    Situation Update_COVID-19 | COVID-19 | Oklahoma State Department of Health

    Introducing Healthy Oklahoma

    Healthy Oklahoma

    Introducing Healthy Oklahoma

    For the past few weeks, we've provided Fact or Fiction – COVID-19, a daily blog message to provide information and resources surrounding COVID-19. We now have a new name and a broader focus on being healthy, during this time of COVID-19 and beyond.

    To kick off Healthy Oklahoma, we're starting with the topic of nutrition and have a healthy tip for you regarding meal time.

    One tip that can help you stay healthy is eating your meals around the same time every day. Establishing a schedule or routine while you're staying at home is good for you.  

    Studies published in Proceedings of the Nutrition Society found that people who eat at random times throughout the day were more likely to have higher BMIs and blood pressure than those who scheduled and ate meals at the same time every day.

    Bonus: eating at the same time also helped to curb hunger and improve digestion. This research is part of an emerging field of study in chrononutrition, which seeks to explore three facets of eating behavior including timing, frequency and regularity.   

    Interested in learning more about the science and research? Check out this summary of available studies to understand the benefits researchers are studying about the importance of timing when you eat. 

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    SITUATION UPDATE: COVID-19

    MEDIA ADVISORY
    2020 Media Advisory


    FOR RELEASE:
    April 7, 2020

    MEDIA CONTACT:
    Jamie Dukes
    Public Information Manager
    Office of Communications
    (405) 271-5601
    JamieD@health.ok.gov

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    SITUATION UPDATE: COVID-19

    • As of this advisory, there are 1,472 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. 
    • There are an additional 16 deaths:
      • Six in Tulsa County: a male in the 18-35 age group, a female in 50-64 age group, and three females and a male older than 65. 
      • One in Adair County, a female older than 65.
      • One in Cherokee County, a female older than 65.
      • One in Cleveland County, a female older than 65.
      • One in Creek County, a male older than 65.
      • One in Kay County, a female older than 65
      • One in Mayes County, a male older than 65.
      • Two in Osage County, a female in the 50-64 age group and a male older than 65.
      • One in Wagoner County, a female older than 65.
      • One in Washington County, a male older than 65.
    • There are 67 total deaths in the state.
    • The Public Health Laboratory at OSDH continues to process the more than 11,000 negative COVID-19 test results received from private labs dating back to February. Numbers will be added to this daily report once all results are processed through the system.
    • The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) coordinated with the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to deliver supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) for first responders. 
    • The OSDH is providing information daily via OEM to 911 call centers so that first responders can be notified if an address they are responding to correlates with an address of a patient confirmed with COVID-19. This information is only made available to 911 call centers. 
    • For more information, visit coronavirus.health.ok.gov.

    COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

    Positive (In-State) 1,472
    Positive (Out-of-State) 2
    Negative* 1,436
    Total Cumulative Hospitalizations 376
    Deaths 67

     

    *Negative testing results are only from the State Public Health Laboratory and do not include private laboratory negative results.

    Data Source: Acute Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health.
    *As of 2020-04-07 at 7:00 a.m.


    Detailed case statistics are published on the website. Click here for more information.

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    Monday, April 6, 2020

    Latest Updates

  • 30331 new cases and 1255 new deaths in the United States

    An estimated additional 180 - 195 deaths per day occurring at home in New York City due to COVID-19 are not being counted in the official figures. "Early on in this crisis we were able to swab people who died at home, and thus got a coronavirus reading. But those days are long gone. We simply don't have the testing capacity for the large numbers dying at home. Now only those few who had a test confirmation *before* dying are marked as victims of coronavirus on their death certificate. This almost certainly means we are undercounting the total number of victims of this pandemic," said Mark Levine, Chair of New York City Council health committee [source]

    A study by disease modelers at the University of Texas at Austin states that "Given the low testing rates throughout the country, we assume that 1 in 10 cases are tested and reported. If a county has detected only 1 case of COVID-19, there is a 51%
    chance that there is already a growing outbreak underway" [source]
    [source]
  • 25316 new cases and 1165 new deaths in the United States.

    NOTE: Tennessee Department of Health official Twitter account acknowledges a reporting error [source] [source] [source]
  • 34196 new cases and 1330 new deaths in the United States [source]
  • 32284 new cases and 1045 new deaths in the United States
  • 29874 new cases and 974 new deaths in the United States
  • alert 26473 new cases and 1049 new deaths in the United States
    "Our country is in the midst of a great national trial, unlike any we have ever faced before. [...] We’re at war with a deadly virus. Success in this fight will require the full absolute measure of our collective strength, love, and devotion. It’s very important. Each of us has the power through our own choices and actions to save American lives and rescue the most vulnerable among us" President Trump said [video] [transcript]

    "Following the guidelines for the next 30 days is a matter of life and death"

    “This is going to be one of the roughest 2 or 3 weeks we’ve ever...

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  • New Data from Private Labs Show Tenfold Increase of COVID-19 Tests Administered in Oklahoma Dating Back to February

    OSDH NEWS RELEASE
    2020NEWs Release

    FOR RELEASE:
    April 6, 2020

    MEDIA CONTACT:
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    New Data from Private Labs Show Tenfold Increase of COVID-19 Tests Administered in Oklahoma Dating Back to February

    The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) announced today more than 11,000 negative COVID-19 tests were processed by private labs dating back to early February. Due to this newly reported data, OSDH has identified 13,148 COVID-19 tests have been administered in Oklahoma to date.

    The new COVID-19 testing numbers were published today in the Governor's daily COVID-19 report on page five.

    "New numbers provided by private labs demonstrate that COVID-19 testing in Oklahoma has been tenfold than what the state could previously report," said Commissioner of Health Gary Cox. "Private labs have been diligent in reporting positive COVID-19 tests throughout this pandemic in Oklahoma, but it was critical to also receive their negative numbers to understand the full scope of testing. We appreciate the strong partnership of Oklahoma's private labs that are processing significant volumes of COVID-19 tests on a daily basis."

    Last week, Commissioner Cox issued a letter to remind private labs that the state had designated COVID-19 in early March a disease that is immediately reportable to OSDH. In his letter, Commissioner Cox urged private labs to comply with state statute by reporting both positive COVID-19 test results and negative COVID-19 test results to ensure the agency has the full picture of the virus' impact in Oklahoma.

     

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