Oklahoma COVID-19 cases climb by more than 1,400

Coronavirus

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Health officials say 11 additional people have died from COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

On Thursday, data from Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 105,308 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March.

That’s an increase of 1,472 cases in 24 hours, or a 1.4% increase.

There were 11 additional deaths caused by the virus, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 1,154.

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: 719 (11 deaths) (579 recovered)
  • Alfalfa: 102 (79 recovered)
  • Atoka: 378 (1 death) (327 recovered)
  • Beaver: 76 (64 recovered)
  • Beckham: 744 (9 deaths) (604 recovered)
  • Blaine: 172 (1 death) (144 recovered)
  • Bryan: 1,303 (5 deaths) (1,052 recovered)
  • Caddo: 1,028 (23 deaths) (858 recovered)
  • Canadian: 3,227 (20 deaths) (2,596 recovered)
  • Carter: 715 (9 deaths) (588 recovered)
  • Cherokee: 1,280 (8 deaths) (1,090 recovered)
  • Choctaw: 418 (2 deaths) (340 recovered)
  • Cimarron: 32 (31 recovered)
  • Cleveland: 7,429 (85 deaths) (6,424 recovered)
  • Coal: 79 (71 recovered)
  • Comanche: 2,001 (16 deaths) (1,749 recovered)
  • Cotton: 83 (3 deaths) (66 recovered)
  • Craig: 591 (2 deaths) (516 recovered)
  • Creek: 1,426 (36 deaths) (1,219 recovered)
  • Custer: 974 (3 deaths) (810 recovered)
  • Delaware: 1,114 (27 deaths) (822 recovered)
  • Dewey: 77 (1 death) (68 recovered)
  • Ellis: 18 (14 recovered)
  • Garfield: 2,170 (23 deaths) (1,792 recovered)
  • Garvin: 558 (6 deaths) (426 recovered)
  • Grady: 1,426 (14 deaths) (1,214 recovered)
  • Grant: 74 (1 death) (56 recovered)
  • Greer: 129 (8 deaths) (102 recovered)
  • Harmon: 62 (51 recovered)
  • Harper: 46 (1 death) (31 recovered)
  • Haskell: 346 (5 deaths) (296 recovered)
  • Hughes: 353 (4 deaths) (285 recovered)
  • Jackson: 991 (11 deaths) (839 recovered)
  • Jefferson: 65 (47 recovered)
  • Johnston: 254 (4 deaths) (205 recovered)
  • Kay: 782 (15 deaths) (676 recovered)
  • Kingfisher: 472 (2 deaths) (408 recovered)
  • Kiowa: 147 (2 deaths) (89 recovered)
  • Latimer: 174 (2 deaths) (145 recovered)
  • Le Flore: 1,513 (21 deaths) (1,281 recovered)
  • Lincoln: 687 (10 deaths) (532 recovered)
  • Logan: 720 (2 deaths) (573 recovered)
  • Love: 245 (1 death) (218 recovered)
  • Major: 131 (2 death) (105 recovered)
  • Marshall: 246 (2 deaths) (196 recovered)
  • Mayes: 864 (11 deaths) (694 recovered)
  • McClain: 1,148 (9 deaths) (950 recovered)
  • McCurtain: 1,508 (37 deaths) (1,269 recovered)
  • McIntosh: 438 (8 deaths) (347 recovered)
  • Murray: 246 (2 deaths) (181 recovered)
  • Muskogee: 2,157 (28 deaths) (1,853 recovered)
  • Noble: 169 (3 deaths) (153 recovered)
  • Nowata: 215 (4 deaths) (147 recovered)
  • Okfuskee: 250 (6 deaths) (144 recovered)
  • Oklahoma: 21,506 (216 deaths) (18,608 recovered)
  • Okmulgee: 1,033 (8 deaths) (873 recovered)
  • Osage: 1,285 (13 deaths) (1,132 recovered)
  • Other: 17 (5 recovered)
  • Ottawa: 1,113 (8 deaths) (926 recovered)
  • Pawnee: 298 (5 deaths) (258 recovered)
  • Payne: 2,653 (9 deaths) (2,420 recovered)
  • Pittsburg: 1,119 (20 deaths) (959 recovered)
  • Pontotoc: 610 (4 deaths) (478 recovered)
  • Pottawatomie: 1,874 (11 deaths) (1,519 recovered)
  • Pushmataha: 241 (4 deaths) (193 recovered)
  • Roger Mills: 82 (2 deaths) (61 recovered)
  • Rogers: 2,235 (53 deaths) (1,909 recovered)
  • Seminole: 665 (6 deaths) (515 recovered)
  • Sequoyah: 1,108 (13 deaths) (935 recovered)
  • Stephens: 574 (8 deaths) (454 recovered)
  • Texas: 1,704 (10 deaths) (1,600 recovered)
  • Tillman: 133 (2 deaths) (111 recovered)
  • Tulsa: 20,102 (183 deaths) (17,564 recovered)
  • Wagoner: 1,731 (27 deaths) (1,536 recovered)
  • Washington: 1,186 (41 deaths) (999 recovered)
  • Washita: 144 (103 recovered)
  • Woods: 140 (120 recovered)
  • Woodward: 1,183 (5 deaths) (1,121 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 14,339 active cases of COVID-19 across Oklahoma.

According to health department data on Thursday, officials believe 89,815 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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