Number of OK COVID-19 cases increases by more than 1.6k in 24 hours as hospitalizations remain at all-time high

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – As COVID-19 hospitalizations remain at record numbers in Oklahoma, officials say 11 additional people have died from the virus.

On Thursday, data from Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 112,483 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March.

That’s an increase of 1,628 cases in 24 hours, or a 1.5% increase.

There were 11 additional deaths caused by the virus, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 1,221.

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: 752 (11 deaths) (599 recovered)
  • Alfalfa: 115 (91 recovered)
  • Atoka: 419 (1 death) (357 recovered)
  • Beaver: 86 (1 death) (72 recovered)
  • Beckham: 860 (10 deaths) (673 recovered)
  • Blaine: 197 (1 death) (161 recovered)
  • Bryan: 1,438 (11 deaths) (1,161 recovered)
  • Caddo: 1,116 (26 deaths) (931 recovered)
  • Canadian: 3,674 (21 deaths) (2,929 recovered)
  • Carter: 788 (10 deaths) (650 recovered)
  • Cherokee: 1,343 (8 deaths) (1,154 recovered)
  • Choctaw: 427 (2 deaths) (362 recovered)
  • Cimarron: 36 (32 recovered)
  • Cleveland: 7,941 (87 deaths) (6,871 recovered)
  • Coal: 89 (75 recovered)
  • Comanche: 2,252 (17 deaths) (1,899 recovered)
  • Cotton: 93 (3 deaths) (69 recovered)
  • Craig: 607 (2 deaths) (548 recovered)
  • Creek: 1,523 (37 deaths) (1,310 recovered)
  • Custer: 1,035 (3 deaths) (920 recovered)
  • Delaware: 1,190 (27 deaths) (965 recovered)
  • Dewey: 88 (1 death) (71 recovered)
  • Ellis: 20 (14 recovered)
  • Garfield: 2,310 (25 deaths) (1,951 recovered)
  • Garvin: 606 (6 deaths) (488 recovered)
  • Grady: 1,547 (16 deaths) (1,323 recovered)
  • Grant: 84 (1 death) (64 recovered)
  • Greer: 144 (8 deaths) (114 recovered)
  • Harmon: 63 (59 recovered)
  • Harper: 65 (1 death) (36 recovered)
  • Haskell: 368 (5 deaths) (311 recovered)
  • Hughes: 378 (4 deaths) (312 recovered)
  • Jackson: 1,081 (12 deaths) (926 recovered)
  • Jefferson: 73 (57 recovered)
  • Johnston: 279 (4 deaths) (232 recovered)
  • Kay: 831 (16 deaths) (729 recovered)
  • Kingfisher: 522 (2 deaths) (442 recovered)
  • Kiowa: 166 (2 deaths) (120 recovered)
  • Latimer: 198 (2 deaths) (158 recovered)
  • Le Flore: 1,611 (22 deaths) (1,400 recovered)
  • Lincoln: 757 (20 deaths) (593 recovered)
  • Logan: 806 (2 deaths) (642 recovered)
  • Love: 261 (1 death) (235 recovered)
  • Major: 160 (2 death) (122 recovered)
  • Marshall: 268 (2 deaths) (215 recovered)
  • Mayes: 937 (12 deaths) (757 recovered)
  • McClain: 1,246 (9 deaths) (1,030 recovered)
  • McCurtain: 1,577 (38 deaths) (1,325 recovered)
  • McIntosh: 487 (9 deaths) (378 recovered)
  • Murray: 277 (2 deaths) (224 recovered)
  • Muskogee: 2,255 (28 deaths) (1,944 recovered)
  • Noble: 172 (3 deaths) (157 recovered)
  • Nowata: 239 (4 deaths) (186 recovered)
  • Okfuskee: 336 (6 deaths) (190 recovered)
  • Oklahoma: 22,669 (222 deaths) (19,646 recovered)
  • Okmulgee: 1,153 (8 deaths) (910 recovered)
  • Osage: 1,368 (13 deaths) (1,204 recovered)
  • Other: 7 (5 recovered)
  • Ottawa: 1,192 (9 deaths) (1,019 recovered)
  • Pawnee: 327 (5 deaths) (277 recovered)
  • Payne: 2,752 (11 deaths) (2,526 recovered)
  • Pittsburg: 1,214 (20 deaths) (1,009 recovered)
  • Pontotoc: 722 (4 deaths) (536 recovered)
  • Pottawatomie: 2,002 (14 deaths) (1,695 recovered)
  • Pushmataha: 260 (5 deaths) (222 recovered)
  • Roger Mills: 88 (4 deaths) (68 recovered)
  • Rogers: 2,349 (54 deaths) (2,016 recovered)
  • Seminole: 742 (6 deaths) (582 recovered)
  • Sequoyah: 1,197 (13 deaths) (987 recovered)
  • Stephens: 662 (8 deaths) (504 recovered)
  • Texas: 1,758 (10 deaths) (1,651 recovered)
  • Tillman: 139 (3 deaths) (121 recovered)
  • Tulsa: 21,032 (195 deaths) (18,519 recovered)
  • Wagoner: 1,834 (28 deaths) (1,623 recovered)
  • Washington: 1,266 (41 deaths) (1,073 recovered)
  • Washita: 171 (128 recovered)
  • Woods: 167 (130 recovered)
  • Woodward: 1,219 (5 deaths) (1,160 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 Thursday, officials say there are 910 people currently hospitalized with either a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19.

In all, officials believe there are 15,017 active cases of COVID-19 across Oklahoma.

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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