Health department: 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma, more than 80 tests pending

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced on Tuesday that there are 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

So far, positive test results have been confirmed in the following counties: Canadian, Cleveland, Jackson, Kay, Oklahoma, Pawnee, Payne, and Tulsa.

According to health department data, the patients range in age from 20-years-old to 69-years-old. However, nine of the confirmed cases are 50-years-old or older.

Six of the confirmed cases are female patients, and the remaining confirmed cases are male patients.

On top of the 17 in-state confirmed cases, the health department says there are two out-of-state confirmed cases.

As of Tuesday morning, officials are still waiting on test results for at least 82 patients. 247 tests were negative, health officials said.

State officials urge Oklahomans to stay away from ill patients and to frequently wash their hands. Also, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

The virus is mainly spread from person-to-person, and symptoms usually appear two to 14 days after exposure. Officials stress that the most common symptoms are fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

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