14 additional deaths, nearly 850 new COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Health officials say after three straight days of more than 1,000 cases, the Sooner State’s new COVID-19 cases stand at just under 850.

On Wednesday, data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 34,623 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March.

That’s an increase of 848 cases in the past 24 hours, or a 2.5% increase.

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Officials say there are 14 new additional deaths, meaning the death toll stands at 523.

There are 663 people who are hospitalized with confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 as of July 28.

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

  • Adair: 268 (5 deaths) (193 recovered)
  • Alfalfa: 4 (1 recovered)
  • Atoka: 57 (44 recovered)
  • Beaver: 36 (34 recovered)
  • Beckham: 40 (28 recovered)
  • Blaine: 38 (25 recovered)
  • Bryan: 359 (1 death) (271 recovered)
  • Caddo: 328 (13 deaths) (224 recovered)
  • Canadian: 941 (5 deaths) (746 recovered)
  • Carter: 277 (3 deaths) (221 recovered)
  • Cherokee: 274 (1 death) (174 recovered)
  • Choctaw: 158 (1 death) (148 recovered)
  • Cimarron: 1 ( 1 recovered)
  • Cleveland: 2,382 (45 deaths) (1,844 recovered)
  • Coal: 27 (21 recovered)
  • Comanche: 735 (10 deaths) (673 recovered)
  • Cotton: 16 (2 deaths) (13 recovered)
  • Craig: 64 (47 recovered)
  • Creek: 441 (12 deaths) (327 recovered)
  • Custer: 161 (127 recovered)
  • Delaware: 381 (19 deaths) (308 recovered)
  • Dewey: 7 (6 recovered)
  • Ellis: 3 (1 recovered)
  • Garfield: 322 (4 deaths) (205 recovered)
  • Garvin: 190 (4 deaths) (156 recovered)
  • Grady: 387 (6 deaths) (332 recovered)
  • Grant: 9 (7 recovered)
  • Greer: 79 (7 deaths) (64 recovered)
  • Harmon: 12 (3 recovered)
  • Harper: 5 (3 recovered)
  • Haskell: 30 (23 recovered)
  • Hughes: 92 (1 death) (30 recovered)
  • Jackson: 424 (3 deaths) (248 recovered)
  • Jefferson: 28 (25 recovered)
  • Johnston: 36 (29 recovered)
  • Kay: 199 (10 deaths) (150 recovered)
  • Kingfisher: 96 (73 recovered)
  • Kiowa: 24 (1 death) (20 recovered)
  • Latimer: 57 (1 death) (30 recovered)
  • Le Flore: 167 (1 death) (112 recovered)
  • Lincoln: 106 (2 deaths) (76 recovered)
  • Logan: 164 (1 death) (136 recovered)
  • Love: 62 (59 recovered)
  • Major: 22 (1 death) (17 recovered)
  • Marshall: 78 (58 recovered)
  • Mayes: 259 (5 deaths) (185 recovered)
  • McClain: 367 (4 deaths) (314 recovered)
  • McCurtain: 809 (23 deaths) (667 recovered)
  • McIntosh: 141 (1 death) (109 recovered)
  • Murray: 58 (44 recovered)
  • Muskogee: 396 (16 deaths) (256 recovered)
  • Noble: 73 (2 deaths) (62 recovered)
  • Nowata: 51 (1 death) (48 recovered)
  • Okfuskee: 49 (26 recovered)
  • Oklahoma: 8,444 (94 deaths) (6,670 recovered)
  • Okmulgee: 353 (1 death) (233 recovered)
  • Osage: 340 (11 deaths) (279 recovered)
  • Other: 18 (2 recovered)
  • Ottawa: 304 (2 deaths) (242 recovered)
  • Pawnee: 115 (3 deaths) (93 recovered)
  • Payne: 635 (3 deaths) (563 recovered)
  • Pittsburg: 159 (3 deaths) (113 recovered)
  • Pontotoc: 159 (2 deaths) (118 recovered)
  • Pottawatomie: 329 (6 deaths) (226 recovered)
  • Pushmataha: 79 (51 recovered)
  • Roger Mills: 7 (3 recovered)
  • Rogers: 701 (13 deaths) (478 recovered)
  • Seminole: 175 (5 deaths) (87 recovered)
  • Sequoyah: 199 (4 deaths) (106 recovered)
  • Stephens: 164 (2 deaths) (136 recovered)
  • Texas: 1,026 (7 deaths) (1,000 recovered)
  • Tillman: 51 (1 death) (43 recovered)
  • Tulsa: 8,319 (94 deaths) (6,870 recovered)
  • Wagoner: 640 (22 deaths) (509 recovered)
  • Washington: 547 (39 deaths) (467 recovered)
  • Washita: 23 (16 recovered)
  • Woods: 15 (13 recovered)
  • Woodward: 31 (24 recovered).
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According to health department data on Wednesday, officials believe 27,386 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.

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In this photo taken Tuesday, June 16, 2020, a Washington National Guard medic wears full protective equipment while explaining to a driver how to insert a swab into their nasal passage at a coronavirus test site in Yakima, Wash. The coronavirus pandemic is hitting Yakima County hard, with cases surging far faster in than in the rest of the state. The virus has caused turmoil in the farm and food processing industries, where some fearful workers staged wildcat strikes recently to demand that employers provide safer working conditions. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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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