Department of Numbers

Oklahoma COVID-19 Case and Testing Statistics

As of Friday April 03 2020, Oklahoma had 988 cases of COVID-19. Over the past week, Oklahoma was finding 95 new cases per day on average and recording 4.3 deaths per day. Data for Oklahoma is provided by the COVID Tracking Project and will be updated daily. The COVID Tracking Project gives Oklahoma a data quality grade of: A

Compare Oklahoma COVID-19 data to other states.

Oklahoma average daily new cases

The chart below shows the trend of new case discovery for Oklahoma. Flattening the curve of new daily cases will help alleviate the burden on hospitals and healthcare workers and help ensure that patients that need critical care can get it.

Note: If testing is insufficient the above curve will underrepresent true case discovery. Nationwide daily testing per million residents is currently 336.1. Reported Oklahoma testing per million residents per day is 32.4. Oklahoma testing may be underreported or insufficient relative to the US as a whole.

Oklahoma average daily deaths

Deaths from COVID-19 are likely better reported than the true number of positive cases. As a result, the trend in average daily deaths from COVID-19 might be a more telling measure of progression through the outbreak than daily average positive cases.

Statistics for positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma

Total Cases and Total Cases per 1M residents are cumulative counts. Daily Positive measures are rolling 7 day averages.

Date Total
Cases
Total
Cases
per 1M
Daily
Positives
(7d Avg)
Daily
Positives
per 1M
(7d Avg)
04/03/20 988 250 95 24.0
04/02/20 879 222 90 22.8
04/01/20 719 182 79 20.0
03/31/20 565 143 66 16.6
03/30/20 481 122 57 14.4
03/29/20 429 108 52 13.1
03/28/20 377 95 46 11.7
03/27/20 322 81 39 9.9
03/26/20 248 63 29 7.4
03/25/20 164 41 19 4.9
03/24/20 106 27 13 3.2
03/23/20 81 20 10 2.6
03/22/20 67 17 8 2.1
03/21/20 53 13 7 1.8
03/20/20 49 12 7 1.7

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Death statistics for COVID-19 in Oklahoma

Total Deaths and Total Deaths per 1M residents are cumulative counts. Daily Death measures are rolling 7 day averages.

Date Total
Deaths
Total
Deaths
per 1M
Daily
Deaths
(7d Avg)
Daily
Deaths
per 1M
(7d Avg)
04/03/20 38 9.6 4.3 1.1
04/02/20 34 8.6 3.9 1.0
04/01/20 30 7.6 3.6 0.9
03/31/20 23 5.8 2.9 0.7
03/30/20 17 4.3 2.1 0.5
03/29/20 16 4.0 2.0 0.5
03/28/20 15 3.8 2.0 0.5
03/27/20 8 2.0 1.0 0.2
03/26/20 7 1.8 0.9 0.2
03/25/20 5 1.3 0.7 0.2
03/24/20 3 0.8 0.4 0.1
03/23/20 2 0.5 0.3 0.1
03/22/20 2 0.5 0.3 0.1
03/21/20 1 0.2 0.1 0.0
03/20/20 1 0.2 0.1 0.0

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COVID-19 testing statistics in Oklahoma

Testing metrics for Oklahoma are too low for me to have faith that they are being accurately reported. I'm only reporting testing statistics for states with an A data grade from the COVID Tracking Project that test at a rate of at least 100 per million residents per day. Oklahoma is either not testing at that level or is not reporting their testing fully.

A final word on this analysis

In order to manage the outbreak, states need to increase their testing capacity. As testing increases, the number of detections as a fraction of total tests (positive rate) should hopefully decrease over time. If a state is able to test widely enough (at least 300 tests daily per million residents, probably more) to drive the positive rate down (less than 5%) there may be the potential to manage a regional outbreak with isolation, contact tracing and quarantine South Korea has.

Please take my calculations and amatuer epidemiological speculations with a huge grain of salt as I'm moving quickly to get what I hope are meaningful measures online. There may be errors in my data and my thinking!

These statistics were inspired by posts on Calculated Risk and the Bondad Blog regarding metrics to track for COVID-19.

Last but not least, thanks to the folks at COVID Tracking Project for making this data available to everyone.