OSDH: 695 new COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma, 6 additional deaths

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There are 695 new cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma and 6 additional deaths, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

There have now been 69,354 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 905 deaths from the virus since the pandemic began in March, according to OSDH.

OSDH reported a 1,017-case increase on Saturday. There were 68,659 total cases in the state on Saturday since March.

There are currently 9,889 active COVID-19 cases in the state, 254 more active cases than on Saturday, a 2.6 percent increase.

Officials have not released the most up-to-date number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state.

OSDH reported that there were 509 people in Oklahoma hospitals with confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 on Friday.

Officials reported Sunday that 58,560 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Oklahoma since March.

The breakdown of COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma counties is as follows:

  • Adair: 523 (10 deaths) (405 recovered)
  • Alfalfa: 36 (16 recovered)
  • Atoka: 243 (1 death) (159 recovered)
  • Beaver: 46 (44 recovered)
  • Beckham: 168 (1 death) (121 recovered)
  • Blaine: 98 (1 death) (74 recovered)
  • Bryan: 738 (4 deaths) (608 recovered)
  • Caddo: 639 (20 deaths) (541 recovered)
  • Canadian: 1,736 (13 deaths) (1,523 recovered)
  • Carter: 471 (8 deaths) (407 recovered)
  • Cherokee: 867 (7 deaths) (649 recovered)
  • Choctaw: 273 (2 deaths) (242 recovered)
  • Cimarron: 21 (14 recovered)
  • Cleveland: 4,965 (68 deaths) (3,924 recovered)
  • Coal: 65 (58 recovered)
  • Comanche: 1,384 (12 deaths) (1,242 recovered)
  • Cotton: 63 (2 deaths) (30 recovered)
  • Craig: 195 (1 death) (132 recovered)
  • Creek: 968 (28 deaths) (812 recovered)
  • Custer: 399 (341 recovered)
  • Delaware: 633 (23 deaths) (527 recovered)
  • Dewey: 39 (1 death) (19 recovered)
  • Ellis: 7 (6 recovered)
  • Garfield: 1,315 (17 deaths) (991 recovered)
  • Garvin: 311 (4 deaths) (256 recovered)
  • Grady: 690 (7 deaths) (531 recovered)
  • Grant: 32 (28 recovered)
  • Greer: 97 (8 deaths) (79 recovered)
  • Harmon: 43 (37 recovered)
  • Harper: 24 (18 recovered)
  • Haskell: 210 (4 deaths) (157 recovered)
  • Hughes: 257 (4 deaths) (211 recovered)
  • Jackson: 649 (9 deaths) (576 recovered)
  • Jefferson: 37 (33 recovered)
  • Johnston: 124 (3 deaths) (95 recovered)
  • Kay: 423 (13 deaths) (315 recovered)
  • Kingfisher: 303 (2 deaths) (264 recovered)
  • Kiowa: 58 (2 deaths) (44 recovered)
  • Latimer: 123 (2 deaths) (108 recovered)
  • Le Flore: 853 (16 deaths) (712 recovered)
  • Lincoln: 351 (9 deaths) (295 recovered)
  • Logan: 359 (1 death) (304 recovered)
  • Love: 144 (1 death) (115 recovered)
  • Major: 66 (1 death) (52 recovered)
  • Marshall: 147 (1 death) (130 recovered)
  • Mayes: 488 (10 deaths) (399 recovered)
  • McClain: 696 (6 deaths) (582 recovered)
  • McCurtain: 1,155 (32 deaths) (955 recovered)
  • McIntosh: 275 (4 deaths) (229 recovered)
  • Murray: 107 (1 death) (89 recovered)
  • Muskogee: 1,583 (19 deaths) (1,329 recovered)
  • Noble: 129 (2 deaths) (106 recovered)
  • Nowata: 121 (2 deaths) (99 recovered)
  • Okfuskee: 118 (4 deaths) (93 recovered)
  • Oklahoma: 15,178 (175 deaths) (13,274 recovered)
  • Okmulgee: 710 (5 deaths) (604 recovered)
  • Osage: 730 (13 deaths) (644 recovered)
  • Other: 47
  • Ottawa: 699 (4 deaths) (547 recovered)
  • Pawnee: 233 (3 deaths) (214 recovered)
  • Payne: 1,761 (5 deaths) (1,269 recovered)
  • Pittsburg: 707 (19 deaths) (587 recovered)
  • Pontotoc: 294 (3 deaths) (241 recovered)
  • Pottawatomie: 1,048 (9 deaths) (860 recovered)
  • Pushmataha: 136 (1 death) (127 recovered)
  • Roger Mills: 19 (1 death) (13 recovered)
  • Rogers: 1,536 (46 deaths) (1,263 recovered)
  • Seminole: 377 (5 deaths) (307 recovered)
  • Sequoyah: 701 (9 deaths) (555 recovered)
  • Stephens: 319 (5 deaths) (239 recovered)
  • Texas: 1,313 (8 deaths) (1,183 recovered)
  • Tillman: 78 (1 death) (66 recovered)
  • Tulsa: 15,146 (144 deaths) (13,342 recovered)
  • Wagoner: 1,316 (23 deaths) (1,149 recovered)
  • Washington: 913 (40 deaths) (782 recovered)
  • Washita: 46 (39 recovered)
  • Woods: 32 (27 recovered)
  • Woodward: 150 (102 recovered)

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.

State health officials announced this week that the results of rapid COVID-19 antigen tests will be included in the daily count of new positive tests starting Tuesday, something health officials say should provide a better picture of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

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)
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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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