COVID-19 cases increase by over 1.8k as 16 new deaths reported

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahoma health authorities say 16 additional deaths have been reported as the number of cases increased by more than 1,800 in the past 24 hours.

On Friday, data from Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 131,751 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March.

That’s an increase of 1,878 cases in 24 hours, or a 1.4% increase.

There were 16 additional deaths caused by the virus, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 1,429.

A medical worker takes a swab sample from a woman in Madrid, on Thursday while testing for potential coronavirus cases. (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO/AFP via Getty Images)
A medical worker takes a swab sample from a woman in Madrid, on Thursday while testing for potential coronavirus cases. (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO/AFP via Getty Images)

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

  • Adair: 934 (13 deaths) (704 recovered)
  • Alfalfa: 143 (121 recovered)
  • Atoka: 499 (1 death) (435 recovered)
  • Beaver: 109 (1 death) (86 recovered)
  • Beckham: 994 (15 deaths) (856 recovered)
  • Blaine: 250 (2 deaths) (207 recovered)
  • Bryan: 1,837 (16 deaths) (1,487 recovered)
  • Caddo: 1,243 (26 deaths) (1,095 recovered)
  • Canadian: 4,478 (24 deaths) (3,853 recovered)
  • Carter: 1,020 (12 deaths) (814 recovered)
  • Cherokee: 1,514 (8 deaths) (1,293 recovered)
  • Choctaw: 522 (2 deaths) (437 recovered)
  • Cimarron: 44 (39 recovered)
  • Cleveland: 9,058 (110 deaths) (7,983 recovered)
  • Coal: 136 (93 recovered)
  • Comanche: 2,783 (22 deaths) (2,369 recovered)
  • Cotton: 118 (3 deaths) (94 recovered)
  • Craig: 681 (2 deaths) (603 recovered)
  • Creek: 1,761 (40 deaths) (1,517 recovered)
  • Custer: 1,185 (7 deaths) (1,073 recovered)
  • Delaware: 1,403 (30 deaths) (1,167 recovered)
  • Dewey: 97 (1 death) (88 recovered)
  • Ellis: 37 (23 recovered)
  • Garfield: 2,664 (30 deaths) (2,333 recovered)
  • Garvin: 898 (8 deaths) (666 recovered)
  • Grady: 1,773 (18 deaths) (1,570 recovered)
  • Grant: 130 (2 deaths) (99 recovered)
  • Greer: 167 (8 deaths) (141 recovered)
  • Harmon: 79 (68 recovered)
  • Harper: 87 (2 deaths) (70 recovered)
  • Haskell: 453 (5 deaths) (368 recovered)
  • Hughes: 444 (7 deaths) (378 recovered)
  • Jackson: 1,258 (17 deaths) (1,087 recovered)
  • Jefferson: 97 (73 recovered)
  • Johnston: 352 (4 deaths) (276 recovered)
  • Kay: 1,015 (17 deaths) (844 recovered)
  • Kingfisher: 626 (5 deaths) (550 recovered)
  • Kiowa: 213 (3 deaths) (171 recovered)
  • Latimer: 246 (3 deaths) (201 recovered)
  • Le Flore: 1,872 (25 deaths) (1,637 recovered)
  • Lincoln: 905 (22 deaths) (758 recovered)
  • Logan: 939 (2 deaths) (830 recovered)
  • Love: 313 (1 death) (268 recovered)
  • Major: 246 (2 death) (179 recovered)
  • Marshall: 346 (2 deaths) (259 recovered)
  • Mayes: 1,076 (17 deaths) (908 recovered)
  • McClain: 1,543 (16 deaths) (1,259 recovered)
  • McCurtain: 1,777 (41 deaths) (1,526 recovered)
  • McIntosh: 565 (11 deaths) (478 recovered)
  • Murray: 366 (3 deaths) (291 recovered)
  • Muskogee: 2,600 (28 deaths) (2,191 recovered)
  • Noble: 239 (3 deaths) (169 recovered)
  • Nowata: 296 (4 deaths) (250 recovered)
  • Okfuskee: 639 (8 deaths) (514 recovered)
  • Oklahoma: 26,302 (248 deaths) (22,501 recovered)
  • Okmulgee: 1,377 (14 deaths) (1,150 recovered)
  • Osage: 1,485 (16 deaths) (1,356 recovered)
  • Other: 30 (1 recovered)
  • Ottawa: 1,354 (21 deaths) (1,204 recovered)
  • Pawnee: 370 (5 deaths) (324 recovered)
  • Payne: 3,106 (15 deaths) (2,772 recovered)
  • Pittsburg: 1,384 (21 deaths) (1,205 recovered)
  • Pontotoc: 1,026 (5 deaths) (756 recovered)
  • Pottawatomie: 2,457 (18 deaths) (2,116 recovered)
  • Pushmataha: 323 (6 deaths) (269 recovered)
  • Roger Mills: 97 (4 deaths) (79 recovered)
  • Rogers: 2,773 (56 deaths) (2,325 recovered)
  • Seminole: 911 (7 deaths) (740 recovered)
  • Sequoyah: 1,411 (14 deaths) (1,176 recovered)
  • Stephens: 910 (9 deaths) (698 recovered)
  • Texas: 1,924 (10 deaths) (1,777 recovered)
  • Tillman: 180 (4 deaths) (143 recovered)
  • Tulsa: 23,983 (225 deaths) (21,037 recovered)
  • Wagoner: 2,069 (31 deaths) (1,861 recovered)
  • Washington: 1,457 (43 deaths) (1,284 recovered)
  • Washita: 208 (1 death) (173 recovered)
  • Woods: 199 (182 recovered)
  • Woodward: 1,345 (6 deaths) (1,249 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.

As of Friday, officials say there are 1,025 people currently hospitalized with either a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19.

In all, officials believe there are 17,095 active cases of COVID-19 across Oklahoma.

According to health department data on Friday, officials believe 113,227 Oklahomans have recovered from the virus.

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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