1,237 new COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma, according to OSDH

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – There are 1,237 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 4 more deaths from the virus in Oklahoma, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported on Saturday.

There have now been 75,804 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 943 deaths from the virus since the pandemic began in March, according to OSDH.

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Source Oklahoma State Department of Health

OSDH reported an 1,249-case increase on Friday. There were 74,567 total cases in the state on Friday since March.

There are currently 10,901 active COVID-19 cases in the state, 408 more active cases than on Friday, a 3.9 percent increase.

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

OSDH reported that there were 516 people in Oklahoma hospitals with confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 on Friday.

Officials reported Saturday that 63,960 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Oklahoma since March.

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

  • Adair: 574 (10 deaths) (448 recovered)
  • Alfalfa: 56 (21 recovered)
  • Atoka: 269 (1 death) (183 recovered)
  • Beaver: 48 (44 recovered)
  • Beckham: 263 (1 death) (139 recovered)
  • Blaine: 108 (1 death) (89 recovered)
  • Bryan: 820 (4 deaths) (668 recovered)
  • Caddo: 695 (20 deaths) (580 recovered)
  • Canadian: 1,928 (16 deaths) (1,637 recovered)
  • Carter: 502 (8 deaths) (430 recovered)
  • Cherokee: 973 (7 deaths) (740 recovered)
  • Choctaw: 299 (2 deaths) (256 recovered)
  • Cimarron: 23 (17 recovered)
  • Cleveland: 5,512 (68 deaths) (4,550 recovered)
  • Coal: 71 (61 recovered)
  • Comanche: 1,479 (12 deaths) (1,307 recovered)
  • Cotton: 64 (3 deaths) (52 recovered)
  • Craig: 404 (1 death) (165 recovered)
  • Creek: 1,051 (30 deaths) (871 recovered)
  • Custer: 475 (371 recovered)
  • Delaware: 673 (23 deaths) (571 recovered)
  • Dewey: 58 (1 death) (24 recovered)
  • Ellis: 8 (6 recovered)
  • Garfield: 1,464 (18 deaths) (1,157 recovered)
  • Garvin: 332 (5 deaths) (282 recovered)
  • Grady: 855 (10 deaths) (577 recovered)
  • Grant: 38 (30 recovered)
  • Greer: 104 (8 deaths) (82 recovered)
  • Harmon: 43 (37 recovered)
  • Harper: 26 (1 death) (22 recovered)
  • Haskell: 253 (4 deaths) (184 recovered)
  • Hughes: 276 (4 deaths) (233 recovered)
  • Jackson: 698 (10 deaths) (636 recovered)
  • Jefferson: 42 (35 recovered)
  • Johnston: 139 (4 deaths) (116 recovered)
  • Kay: 491 (13 deaths) (365 recovered)
  • Kingfisher: 318 (2 deaths) (290 recovered)
  • Kiowa: 65 (2 deaths) (50 recovered)
  • Latimer: 129 (2 deaths) (116 recovered)
  • Le Flore: 978 (17 deaths) (789 recovered)
  • Lincoln: 388 (10 deaths) (321 recovered)
  • Logan: 394 (1 death) (334 recovered)
  • Love: 164 (1 death) (131 recovered)
  • Major: 70 (1 death) (58 recovered)
  • Marshall: 170 (1 death) (141 recovered)
  • Mayes: 530 (10 deaths) (436 recovered)
  • McClain: 776 (6 deaths) (632 recovered)
  • McCurtain: 1,212 (33 deaths) (1,032 recovered)
  • McIntosh: 291 (4 deaths) (242 recovered)
  • Murray: 113 (1 death) (97 recovered)
  • Muskogee: 1,678 (21 deaths) (1,419 recovered)
  • Noble: 140 (2 deaths) (116 recovered)
  • Nowata: 131 (3 deaths) (113 recovered)
  • Okfuskee: 127 (4 deaths) (102 recovered)
  • Oklahoma: 16,435 (180 deaths) (14,141 recovered)
  • Okmulgee: 769 (5 deaths) (660 recovered)
  • Osage: 771 (13 deaths) (697 recovered)
  • Other: 70 (6 recovered)
  • Ottawa: 770 (4 deaths) (657 recovered)
  • Pawnee: 239 (3 deaths) (222 recovered)
  • Payne: 2,008 (6 deaths) (1,600 recovered)
  • Pittsburg: 865 (19 deaths) (638 recovered)
  • Pontotoc: 345 (3 deaths) (266 recovered)
  • Pottawatomie: 1,177 (9 deaths) (964 recovered)
  • Pushmataha: 145 (1 death) (130 recovered)
  • Roger Mills: 26 (1 death) (13 recovered)
  • Rogers: 1,663 (47 deaths) (1,378 recovered)
  • Seminole: 399 (5 deaths) (332 recovered)
  • Sequoyah: 776 (10 deaths) (626 recovered)
  • Stephens: 374 (5 deaths) (263 recovered)
  • Texas: 1,403 (8 deaths) (1,271 recovered)
  • Tillman: 81 (2 deaths) (71 recovered)
  • Tulsa: 15,905 (152 deaths) (14,334 recovered)
  • Wagoner: 1,388 (24 deaths) (1,228 recovered)
  • Washington: 948 (40 deaths) (851 recovered)
  • Washita: 57 (41 recovered)
  • Woods: 93 (30 recovered)
  • Woodward: 309 (136 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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