1,721 new COVID cases in Oklahoma, 19 more deaths, according to health officials

Coronavirus

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – There have been 1,721 new cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma reported in the last 24 hours, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Additionally, 19 more people have died from the virus, bringing the state’s COVID death toll to 1,736.

In total, there have been 195,545 cases of coronavirus in Oklahoma since the pandemic began in March.

There were 31,854 active cases reported in the state on Sunday.

2,061 more people in Oklahoma have recovered from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 161,955.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Health

Here is the breakdown of COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma counties:

  • Adair: 1,221 (13 deaths) (1,003 recovered)
  • Alfalfa: 386 (263 recovered)
  • Atoka: 855 (1 death) (744 recovered)
  • Beaver: 204 (2 deaths) (150 recovered)
  • Beckham: 1,340 (17 deaths) (1,127 recovered)
  • Blaine: 399 (2 deaths) (304 recovered)
  • Bryan: 2,812 (18 deaths) (2,388 recovered)
  • Caddo: 1,889 (32 deaths) (1,494 recovered)
  • Canadian: 6,953 (28 deaths) (5,880 recovered)
  • Carter: 1,699 (14 deaths) (1,336 recovered)
  • Cherokee: 2,287 (10 deaths) (1,800 recovered)
  • Choctaw: 708 (4 deaths) (602 recovered)
  • Cimarron: 78 (62 recovered)
  • Cleveland: 12,889 (128 deaths) (10,763 recovered)
  • Coal: 320 (1 death) (269 recovered)
  • Comanche: 4,788 (33 deaths) (3,828 recovered)
  • Cotton: 234 (3 deaths) (168 recovered)
  • Craig: 949 (3 deaths) (796 recovered)
  • Creek: 2,680 (50 deaths) (2,197 recovered)
  • Custer: 1,987 (16 deaths) (1,576 recovered)
  • Delaware: 1,935 (39 deaths) (1,634 recovered)
  • Dewey: 226 (1 death) (158 recovered)
  • Ellis: 209 (120 recovered)
  • Garfield: 3,914 (37 deaths) (3,185 recovered)
  • Garvin: 1,595 (15 deaths) (1,315 recovered)
  • Grady: 2,715 (23 deaths) (2,239 recovered)
  • Grant: 209 (5 deaths) (181 recovered)
  • Greer: 262 (8 deaths) (208 recovered)
  • Harmon: 107 (89 recovered)
  • Harper: 216 (2 deaths) (138 recovered)
  • Haskell: 646 (6 deaths) (563 recovered)
  • Hughes: 600 (7 deaths) (533 recovered)
  • Jackson: 1,863 (31 deaths) (1,586 recovered)
  • Jefferson: 219 (2 deaths) (147 recovered)
  • Johnston: 530 (5 deaths) (432 recovered)
  • Kay: 1,836 (25 deaths) (1,457 recovered)
  • Kingfisher: 903 (6 deaths) (771 recovered)
  • Kiowa: 350 (6 deaths) (269 recovered)
  • Latimer: 309 (3 deaths) (281 recovered)
  • Le Flore: 2,428 (26 deaths) (2,160 recovered)
  • Lincoln: 1,343 (26 deaths) (1,117 recovered)
  • Logan: 1,500 (3 deaths) (1,185 recovered)
  • Love: 604 (1 death) (469 recovered)
  • Major: 517 (2 deaths) (369 recovered)
  • Marshall: 769 (3 deaths) (599 recovered)
  • Mayes: 1,620 (19 deaths) (1,289 recovered)
  • McClain: 2,455 (17 deaths) (2,025 recovered)
  • McCurtain: 2,292 (45 deaths) (1,972 recovered)
  • McIntosh: 839 (13 deaths) (699 recovered)
  • Murray: 646 (5 deaths) (513 recovered)
  • Muskogee: 4,249 (33 deaths) (3,486 recovered)
  • Noble: 548 (4 deaths) (352 recovered)
  • Nowata: 419 (5 deaths) (350 recovered)
  • Okfuskee: 1,042 (13 deaths) (834 recovered)
  • Oklahoma: 39,944 (291 deaths) (32,429 recovered)
  • Okmulgee: 1,801 (20 deaths) (1,551 recovered)
  • Osage: 1,985 (18 deaths) (1,761 recovered)
  • Other: 44 (27 recovered)
  • Ottawa: 1,755 (22 deaths) (1,536 recovered)
  • Pawnee: 596 (7 deaths) (515 recovered)
  • Payne: 4,252 (19 deaths) (3,710 recovered)
  • Pittsburg: 1,907 (21 deaths) (1,669 recovered)
  • Pontotoc: 1,977 (11 deaths) (1,544 recovered)
  • Pottawatomie: 3,600 (23 deaths) (2,904 recovered)
  • Pushmataha: 421 (6 deaths) (375 recovered)
  • Roger Mills: 165 (5 deaths) (110 recovered)
  • Rogers: 4,102 (64 deaths) (3,439 recovered)
  • Seminole: 1,245 (11 deaths) (1,068 recovered)
  • Sequoyah: 1,821 (14 deaths) (1,589 recovered)
  • Stephens: 1,683 (16 deaths) (1,281 recovered)
  • Texas: 2,379 (12 deaths) (2,169 recovered)
  • Tillman: 330 (5 deaths) (260 recovered)
  • Tulsa: 33,207 (268 deaths) (28,020 recovered)
  • Wagoner: 2,822 (35 deaths) (2,447 recovered)
  • Washington: 2,063 (47 deaths) (1,723 recovered)
  • Washita: 419 (2 deaths) (298 recovered)
  • Woods: 527 (1 death) (396 recovered)
  • Woodward: 1,907 (7 deaths) (1,659 recovered)
A Nevada man was hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19 a second time.
A Nevada man was hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19 a second time.

Although the CDC recommends patients be tested twice to determine if they have recovered, health department officials say they are preserving tests for patients who are sick.

Instead, the Oklahoma State Department of Health identifies a person as recovered if they are currently not hospitalized or deceased and it has been 14 days since the onset of their symptoms or since they were diagnosed.

This electron microscope image made available and color-enhanced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Md., shows Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, orange, isolated from a patient. University of Hong Kong scientists claim to have the first evidence of someone being reinfected with the virus that causes COVID-19. They said Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 that genetic tests show a 33-year-old man returning to Hong Kong from a trip to Spain in mid-August had a different strain of the coronavirus than the one he’d previously been infected with in March. (NIAID/National Institutes of Health via AP)
(NIAID/National Institutes of Health via AP)

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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