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Coronavirus Update 3/20

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  • Written By: OU Medicine

OU Medicine Infectious Diseases has compiled information from the CDC and Oklahoma State Department of Health to put together this report on the latest information, as of 9:00 a.m., Friday, March 20.

  • Epidemiology
    • Case counts as of time of writing (08:19 CDT)
      • Global
        • March 20254,682 total/10,442 deaths
        • March 12129,185 total/4,749 deaths
        • China
          • Symptomatic case fatality rate 1.4%
          • The Washington Post (3/19, Mooney, Kaplan, Kim) reports that across the world it appears that “more men are dying than women” from coronavirus. In Italy, men account for more than 70% of deaths and around 60% of total cases, while in South Korea, women account for around 61% of overall cases, but men account for 54% of deaths.
        • March 12 1321 total/267 new/41 deaths
      • US (end of day)
        • March 19 (Close of day) 14,334 total/4941 new/212 deaths (cum)
          • NY 5,713
      • US News
        • California issues stay at home order
        • Arizona halts all elective surgeries
        • 38% of hospitalizations were individuals aged <55 (2/12/- 3/16)
        • Approximately 80% of deaths have been aged >65
    • Oklahoma
      • March 19 (Close of day) 44 total/1 death (mid-50’s male)
      • March 18 29 total
      • March 17 19 total
      • March 16 10 total
      • March 15 7 total
      • March 13 4 total/1st in OK county (60’s F travel to FL)
      • March 6 1st case (Tulsa) asymptomatic, returned from Italy (2/23) symptoms started (2/29)