Number of Oklahoma COVID-19 cases increased by over 3k on Thanksgiving

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Officials say Oklahoma saw another large jump in the number of new COVID-19 cases on the Thanksgiving holiday.

On Thursday, data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 187,567 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March.

That’s an increase of 3,225 cases, or a 1.7% increase.

There were 24 additional deaths caused by the virus, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 1,704.

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)

Officials say there were 1,653 people in Oklahoma hospitals with either a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

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

  • Adair: 1,179 (13 deaths) (960 recovered)
  • Alfalfa: 368 (178 recovered)
  • Atoka: 816 (1 death) (648 recovered)
  • Beaver: 179 (2 deaths) (145 recovered)
  • Beckham: 1,315 (17 deaths) (1,071 recovered)
  • Blaine: 366 (2 deaths) (283 recovered)
  • Bryan: 2,749 (18 deaths) (2,258 recovered)
  • Caddo: 1,772 (32 deaths) (1,422 recovered)
  • Canadian: 6,665 (28 deaths) (5,534 recovered)
  • Carter: 1,601 (13 deaths) (1,232 recovered)
  • Cherokee: 2,201 (10 deaths) (1,684 recovered)
  • Choctaw: 685 (4 deaths) (573 recovered)
  • Cimarron: 79 (59 recovered)
  • Cleveland: 12,387 (125 deaths) (10,338 recovered)
  • Coal: 305 (1 death) (251 recovered)
  • Comanche: 4,553 (33 deaths) (3,586 recovered)
  • Cotton: 219 (3 deaths) (148 recovered)
  • Craig: 900 (3 deaths) (762 recovered)
  • Creek: 2,586 (45 deaths) (2,077 recovered)
  • Custer: 1,883 (14 deaths) (1,491 recovered)
  • Delaware: 1,884 (39 deaths) (1,567 recovered)
  • Dewey: 215 (1 death) (150 recovered)
  • Ellis: 182 (97 recovered)
  • Garfield: 3,762 (37 deaths) (2,999 recovered)
  • Garvin: 1,529 (12 deaths) (1,232 recovered)
  • Grady: 2,600 (21 deaths) (2,115 recovered)
  • Grant: 202 (5 deaths) (168 recovered)
  • Greer: 253 (8 deaths) (193 recovered)
  • Harmon: 105 (88 recovered)
  • Harper: 195 (2 deaths) (122 recovered)
  • Haskell: 637 (6 deaths) (541 recovered)
  • Hughes: 567 (7 deaths) (487 recovered)
  • Jackson: 1,814 (30 deaths) (1,498 recovered)
  • Jefferson: 201 (2 deaths) (129 recovered)
  • Johnston: 513 (4 deaths) (422 recovered)
  • Kay: 1,727 (25 deaths) (1,360 recovered)
  • Kingfisher: 865 (6 deaths) (731 recovered)
  • Kiowa: 324 (6 deaths) (244 recovered)
  • Latimer: 306 (3 deaths) (274 recovered)
  • Le Flore: 2,383 (26 deaths) (2,058 recovered)
  • Lincoln: 1,290 (26 deaths) (1,052 recovered)
  • Logan: 1,398 (3 deaths) (1,123 recovered)
  • Love: 585 (1 death) (425 recovered)
  • Major: 477 (2 deaths) (330 recovered)
  • Marshall: 724 (3 deaths) (541 recovered)
  • Mayes: 1,556 (17 deaths) (1,216 recovered)
  • McClain: 2,372 (17 deaths) (1,915 recovered)
  • McCurtain: 2,253 (45 deaths) (1,908 recovered)
  • McIntosh: 813 (13 deaths) (658 recovered)
  • Murray: 608 (4 deaths) (482 recovered)
  • Muskogee: 4,149 (31 deaths) (3,099 recovered)
  • Noble: 493 (4 deaths) (330 recovered)
  • Nowata: 400 (5 deaths) (344 recovered)
  • Okfuskee: 1,032 (13 deaths) (728 recovered)
  • Oklahoma: 38,112 (290 deaths) (30,415 recovered)
  • Okmulgee: 1,755 (20 deaths) (1,498 recovered)
  • Osage: 1,921 (18 deaths) (1,703 recovered)
  • Other: 76 (18 recovered)
  • Ottawa: 1,702 (22 deaths) (1,491 recovered)
  • Pawnee: 563 (6 deaths) (488 recovered)
  • Payne: 4,091 (18 deaths) (3,559 recovered)
  • Pittsburg: 1,870 (21 deaths) (1,610 recovered)
  • Pontotoc: 1,912 (10 deaths) (1,414 recovered)
  • Pottawatomie: 3,407 (23 deaths) (2,742 recovered)
  • Pushmataha: 413 (6 deaths) (363 recovered)
  • Roger Mills: 159 (5 deaths) (104 recovered)
  • Rogers: 3,915 (63 deaths) (3,222 recovered)
  • Seminole: 1,197 (11 deaths) (1,027 recovered)
  • Sequoyah: 1,789 (14 deaths) (1,524 recovered)
  • Stephens: 1,591 (16 deaths) (1,157 recovered)
  • Texas: 2,345 (12 deaths) (2,107 recovered)
  • Tillman: 321 (5 deaths) (238 recovered)
  • Tulsa: 31,760 (264 deaths) (26,759 recovered)
  • Wagoner: 2,729 (35 deaths) (2,338 recovered)
  • Washington: 1,961 (47 deaths) (1,635 recovered)
  • Washita: 390 (2 deaths) (268 recovered)
  • Woods: 512 (1 death) (375 recovered)
  • Woodward: 1,854 (7 deaths) (1,588 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.

In all, officials believe there are 32,894 active cases of COVID-19 across Oklahoma.

According to health department data on Thursday, officials believe 152,969 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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