According to statistics released Friday from the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), two counties moved from the "orange" risk phase to "yellow" and eight counties moved from "yellow" to "orange.”

Additionally, Stephens County decreased by two active cases, according to Friday’s data set.

The county has had 511 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, of which five have died and 422 have recovered, leaving 84 active cases in the county.

Due to improvements in testing availability and reporting of lab results, OSDH is now calculating the alert system by the date that the result was reported, rather than date of symptom onset, as previously done.

Duncan has had 331 cases, of which three have died and 278 have recovered, leaving 50 active cases in the city.

Comanche has had 79 cases, of which one has died and 66 have recovered, leaving 12 active cases in the city.

Marlow has had 88 cases and 69 recoveries, leaving 19 active cases in the city.

Velma has had 13 cases, of which one has died and 10 have recovered, leaving two active cases in the town.

The remaining active case is in the “other” category for Stephens County, which includes more rural towns, according to the Health Department.

Statewide, there has been an increase of 1,524 confirmed cases or 1.6% day over day for a total of 97,088 confirmed cases.

Recoveries have increased to 82,482 total with an increase of 1,193 or 1.5% day over day. Active cases sit at 13,515 which increased by 325 or 2.5% day over day.

There are six additional deaths identified to report. One death was identified in the past 24 hours. Those deaths and their counties include:

• One in Canadian County, one male in the 50 - 64 age group. 

• One in Grady County, one male in the 65 or older age group. 

• One in Muskogee County, one male in the 65 or older age group. 

• One in Ottawa County, one female in the 50 - 64 age group.   

• One in Payne County, one male in the 36 - 49 age group.  

• One in Tulsa County, one male in the 65 or older age group. 

There are 1,091 total deaths in the state.

On the national level, Johns Hopkins reported as of Thursday, there were a total 7,605,873 confirmed cases, which increased by 56,191 or 0.7% day over day. So far, there have been 212,762 deaths and 4,371,859 recoveries, leaving 4,371,859 active cases in the nation.

Nationally, deaths increased by 961 or 0.5% day over day while recoveries increased by 21,357 or 0.7% day over day and active cases increased by 33,873 or 0.8% day over day.

For more information, visit coronavirus.health.ok.gov.

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