Record high of over 1,800 new cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma, according to OSDH

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahoma has a new record high of COVID-19 cases in a 24-hour period with more than 1,800 new cases of COVID-19, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

OSDH reported 1,829 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, a 1.6 percent increase from Friday. There have been 115,685 coronavirus cases in the state since the pandemic began in March.

The number of new cases reported on Saturday is the highest number of new cases in a 24-hour period in Oklahoma since the pandemic began. The second highest number, 1,628, was set on Thursday. Oklahoma has seen multiple new records set for COVID-19 hospitalizations and new cases over the past few weeks.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Health

The Department of Health is also reporting 11 more COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total number of deaths related to the virus since March to 1,245.

There are currently 15,740 active COVID-19 cases in the state, 608 more active cases than on Friday, a 4 percent increase.

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

OSDH reported that there were 956 people in Oklahoma hospitals with confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 on Friday. That’s the highest number of COVID-19 patients in Oklahoma hospitals since the pandemic began.

Officials reported Saturday that 98,700 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Oklahoma since March.

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

  • Adair: 783 (11 deaths) (610recovered)
  • Alfalfa: 117 (98 recovered)
  • Atoka: 432 (1 death) (367 recovered)
  • Beaver: 88 (1 death) (76 recovered)
  • Beckham: 888 (11 deaths) (694 recovered)
  • Blaine: 209 (1 death) (164 recovered)
  • Bryan: 1,492 (11 deaths) (1,200 recovered)
  • Caddo: 1,135 (26 deaths) (957 recovered)
  • Canadian: 3,813 (23 deaths) (3,022 recovered)
  • Carter: 822 (10 deaths) (670 recovered)
  • Cherokee: 1,374 (8 deaths) (1,174 recovered)
  • Choctaw: 444 (2 deaths) (368 recovered)
  • Cimarron: 37 (33 recovered)
  • Cleveland: 8,218 (89 deaths) (7,039 recovered)
  • Coal: 94 (77 recovered)
  • Comanche: 2,317 (17 deaths) (1,970 recovered)
  • Cotton: 97 (3 deaths) (70 recovered)
  • Craig: 614 (2 deaths) (558 recovered)
  • Creek: 1,546 (37 deaths) (1,341 recovered)
  • Custer: 1,081 (4 deaths) (944 recovered)
  • Delaware: 1,225 (27 deaths) (1,011 recovered)
  • Dewey: 93 (1 death) (72 recovered)
  • Ellis: 21 (15 recovered)
  • Garfield: 2,389 (26 deaths) (2,014 recovered)
  • Garvin: 632 (6 deaths) (519 recovered)
  • Grady: 1,598 (16 deaths) (1,350 recovered)
  • Grant: 99 (1 death) (70 recovered)
  • Greer: 151 (8 deaths) (118 recovered)
  • Harmon: 68 (59 recovered)
  • Harper: 66 (1 death) (41 recovered)
  • Haskell: 375 (5 deaths) (319 recovered)
  • Hughes: 390 (4 deaths) (323 recovered)
  • Jackson: 1,112 (13 deaths) (955 recovered)
  • Jefferson: 76 (59 recovered)
  • Johnston: 286 (4 deaths) (238 recovered)
  • Kay: 863 (16 deaths) (752 recovered)
  • Kingfisher: 540 (3 deaths) (456 recovered)
  • Kiowa: 172 (2 deaths) (132 recovered)
  • Latimer: 207 (2 deaths) (161 recovered)
  • Le Flore: 1,630 (22 deaths) (1,437 recovered)
  • Lincoln: 773 (21 deaths) (629 recovered)
  • Logan: 837 (2 deaths) (682 recovered)
  • Love: 267 (1 death) (242 recovered)
  • Major: 168 (2 death) (127 recovered)
  • Marshall: 267 (2 deaths) (220 recovered)
  • Mayes: 968 (13 deaths) (776 recovered)
  • McClain: 1,290 (9 deaths) (1,037 recovered)
  • McCurtain: 1,614 (39 deaths) (1,355 recovered)
  • McIntosh: 503 (10 deaths) (394 recovered)
  • Murray: 293 (2 deaths) (234 recovered)
  • Muskogee: 2,311 (28 deaths) (1,971 recovered)
  • Noble: 175 (3 deaths) (158 recovered)
  • Nowata: 248 (4 deaths) (193 recovered)
  • Okfuskee: 541 (6 deaths) (201 recovered)
  • Oklahoma: 23,285 (226 deaths) (20,085 recovered)
  • Okmulgee: 1,209 (8 deaths) (934 recovered)
  • Osage: 1,372 (13 deaths) (1,231 recovered)
  • Other: 8 (3 recovered)
  • Ottawa: 1,222 (9 deaths) (1,051 recovered)
  • Pawnee: 331 (5 deaths) (287 recovered)
  • Payne: 2,784 (12 deaths) (2,567 recovered)
  • Pittsburg: 1,235 (20 deaths) (1,069 recovered)
  • Pontotoc: 754 (4 deaths) (561 recovered)
  • Pottawatomie: 2,093 (14 deaths) (1,737 recovered)
  • Pushmataha: 263 (5 deaths) (226 recovered)
  • Roger Mills: 89 (4 deaths) (72 recovered)
  • Rogers: 2,411 (54 deaths) (2,060 recovered)
  • Seminole: 768 (6 deaths) (594 recovered)
  • Sequoyah: 1,228 (13 deaths) (1,015 recovered)
  • Stephens: 696 (8 deaths) (520 recovered)
  • Texas: 1,778 (10 deaths) (1,672 recovered)
  • Tillman: 146 (3 deaths) (122 recovered)
  • Tulsa: 21,413 (200 deaths) (18,901 recovered)
  • Wagoner: 1,871 (29 deaths) (1,657 recovered)
  • Washington: 1,293 (41 deaths) (1,109 recovered)
  • Washita: 177 (136 recovered)
  • Woods: 174 (135 recovered)
  • Woodward: 1,236 (5 deaths) (1,168 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.

The Centers for Disease, Control and Prevention recommends that community members take the following measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
• Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
• Avoid close contact with those who are sick.
• Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve.
• Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose.
• Disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects.
• Stay at home, if possible.
• If you must go out, practice social distancing, leaving at least six feet between you and other people.
• Avoid gatherings that include more than 10 people.

The CDC lists the following recommendations for those who have had close contact – within 6 feet for approximately 15 minutes – with an individual who has COVID-19:

• Stay home until 14 days after last exposure and maintain social distance (at least 6 feet) from others at all times
• Self-monitor for symptoms
• Check temperature twice a day
• Watch for fever, cough, or shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19
• Avoid contact with people at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19
• Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop

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