Coronavirus update


BREAKING - Latest Oklahoma Department of Health numbers


Here are the latest coronavirus numbers from the Oklahoma Department of Health.

As of 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, the state reported 2,263 cases of COVID-19 and 123 deaths associated with the disease.

To date, the state has tested a total of 29,098 people.

The total cumulative number of individuals hospitalized was reported at 510.

Locally, there are 29 cases reported in Payne County with zero deaths.

Pawnee County is reporting 27 cases with two deaths, Creek County has 57 cases and three deaths and Lincoln County is reporting 10 cases and zero deaths.

According to ODOH, symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. While roughly 80% of cases report mild symptoms, some progress into severe pneumonia and multi-organ failure and can lead to death. 

Current data indicates the risk of death for those contracting COVID-19 notably increases for individuals above the age of 60 or for individuals with autoimmune conditions. 

Curbside COVID-19 testing is available at the Payne County Health Department, 1321 West Seventh Street, Stillwater.

Available by appointment only, testing is expected to continue while supplies are available.  

To schedule an appointment, call the Payne County Health Department office in Stillwater at (405) 372-8200.

Individuals 18 years and older, who are experiencing a fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, or shortness of breath, can contact health department officials to reserve an appointment to be tested.  

Testing is free and does not require insurance.  Instructions for utilizing the curbside testing service will be provided at the time the appointment is made.