Confirmed coronavirus cases soar above 7,000 in Oklahoma

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahoma has now had more than 7,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported Friday afternoon that the state has now had 7,003 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 345 total COVID-19 deaths.

OSDH reported on Thursday that the state had 6,907 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March and 344 total deaths.

Saturday’s OSDH report states that 5,867 people in Oklahoma have recovered from COVID-19 so far.

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Source: Oklahoma State Department of Health

Here is a county by county breakdown of COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma:

Adair: 93 (4 deaths) (78 recovered)

Alfalfa: 1 (1 recovered)

Atoka: 4 (2 recovered)

Beaver: 24 (24 recovered)

Beckham: 7 (6 recovered)

Blaine: 9 (6 recovered)

Bryan: 35 (1 death) (22 recovered)

Caddo: 168 (10 deaths) (141 recovered)

Canadian: 141 (3 deaths) (124 recovered)

Carter: 51 (1 death) (34 recovered)

Cherokee: 31 (1 death) (27 recovered)

Choctaw: 97 (1 death) (26 recovered)

Cimarron: 1 ( 1 recovered)

Cleveland: 520 (37 deaths) (458 recovered)

Coal: 5 (1 recovered)

Comanche: 306 (3 deaths) (267 recovered)

Cotton: 5 (2 deaths) (3 recovered)

Craig: 15 (15 recovered)

Creek: 99 (7 deaths) (85 recovered)

Custer: 32 (14 recovered)

Delaware: 100 (16 deaths) (83 recovered)

Dewey: 2 (2 recovered)

Garfield: 29 (1 death) (24 recovered)

Garvin: 18 (1 death) (14 recovered)

Grady: 107 (3 deaths) (75 recovered)

Grant: 2 (2 recovered)

Greer: 66 (7 deaths) (59 recovered)

Harper: 1 (1 recovered)

Haskell: 6 (6 recovered)

Hughes: 3

Jackson: 27 (3 deaths) (20 recovered)

Jefferson: 4 (4 recovered)

Johnston: 3 (3 recovered)

Kay: 57 (7 deaths) (47 recovered)

Kingfisher: 12 (11 recovered)

Kiowa: 6 (4 recovered)

Latimer: 5 (1 deaths) (4 recovered)

Le Flore: 14 (1 death) (13 recovered)

Lincoln: 22 (2 deaths) (19 recovered)

Logan: 19 (1 death) (18 recovered)

Love: 16 (15 recovered)

Major: 6 (1 death) (5 recovered)

Marshall: 9 (8 recovered)

Mayes: 31 (4 deaths) (27 recovered)

McClain: 109 (3 deaths) (98 recovered)

McCurtain: 79 (1 death) (36 recovered)

McIntosh: 14 (1 death) 11 recovered)

Murray: 5 (4 recovered)

Muskogee: 61 (6 deaths) (30 recovered)

Noble: 7 (7 recovered)

Nowata: 23 (22 recovered)

Okfuskee: 5 (3 recovered)

Oklahoma: 1,350 (63 deaths) (1,161 recovered)

Okmulgee: 25 (23 recovered)

Osage: 101 (8 deaths) (86 recovered)

Ottawa: 35 (2 deaths) (33 recovered)

Pawnee: 32 (2 deaths) 27 recovered)

Payne: 48 (1 death) (44 recovered)

Pittsburg: 41 (3 deaths) (38 recovered)

Pontotoc: 17 (2 deaths) (9 recovered)

Pottawatomie : 63 (4 deaths) (53 recovered)

Pushmataha: 4 ( 2 recovered)

Rogers: 83 (5 deaths) (73 recovered)

Seminole: 30 (2 deaths) (21 recovered)

Sequoyah: 17 (3 deaths) (11 recovered)

Stephens: 41 (1 death) (37 recovered)

Texas: 944 (6 deaths) (893 recovered)

Tillman: 23 (1 death) (21 recovered)

Tulsa: 1,134 (59 deaths) (909 recovered)

Wagoner: 153 (17 deaths) (131 recovered)

Washington: 339 (37 deaths) (278 recovered)

Washita: 2 (1 recovered)

Woods: 4 (3 recovered)

Woodward: 5 (3 recovered)

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

At this point, Americans are urged to practice ‘social distancing’ by staying in their homes as much as possible and not going out into a crowd.

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.

If you do become sick, you are asked to stay away from others. If you have been in an area where the coronavirus is known to be spreading or been around a COVID-19 patient and develop symptoms, you are asked to call your doctor ahead of time and warn them that you might have been exposed to the virus. That way, experts say, they have the ability to take extra precautions to protect staff and other patients.

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The novel coronavirus was first detected in China late last year and has since spread to locations across the globe, including the United States.

While the full extent of COVID-19 is not known yet, reported illnesses have ranged from extremely mild to severe, some resulting in death. Officials say that 80 to 85 percent of cases of COVID-19 have been mild, similar to a cold or the flu.

Older people and those with underlying health conditions like heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes are at a greater risk for a serious case.

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