1,475 new cases, 18 additional COVID-19 deaths reported in Oklahoma

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Officials say there has been a dramatic increase in the number of COVID-19 deaths in Oklahoma.

On Tuesday, data from Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 109,548 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March.

That’s an increase of 1,475 cases in 24 hours, or a 1.4% increase.

There were 18 additional deaths caused by the virus, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 1,191.

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: 734 (11 deaths) (589 recovered)
  • Alfalfa: 112 (87 recovered)
  • Atoka: 409 (1 death) (351 recovered)
  • Beaver: 80 (69 recovered)
  • Beckham: 843 (10 deaths) (651 recovered)
  • Blaine: 194 (1 death) (152 recovered)
  • Bryan: 1,397 (11 deaths) (1,125 recovered)
  • Caddo: 1,074 (24 deaths) (902 recovered)
  • Canadian: 3,469 (21 deaths) (2,764 recovered)
  • Carter: 761 (9 deaths) (627 recovered)
  • Cherokee: 1,321 (8 deaths) (1,128 recovered)
  • Choctaw: 411 (2 deaths) (358 recovered)
  • Cimarron: 33 (32 recovered)
  • Cleveland: 7,764 (86 deaths) (6,663 recovered)
  • Coal: 82 (75 recovered)
  • Comanche: 2,171 (17 deaths) (1,841 recovered)
  • Cotton: 89 (3 deaths) (69 recovered)
  • Craig: 598 (2 deaths) (537 recovered)
  • Creek: 1,484 (37 deaths) (1,273 recovered)
  • Custer: 999 (3 deaths) (873 recovered)
  • Delaware: 1,146 (27 deaths) (898 recovered)
  • Dewey: 81 (1 death) (71 recovered)
  • Ellis: 19 (14 recovered)
  • Garfield: 2,266 (25 deaths) (1,887 recovered)
  • Garvin: 588 (6 deaths) (463 recovered)
  • Grady: 1,496 (16 deaths) (1,278 recovered)
  • Grant: 79 (1 death) (58 recovered)
  • Greer: 139 (8 deaths) (111 recovered)
  • Harmon: 63 (58 recovered)
  • Harper: 52 (1 death) (34 recovered)
  • Haskell: 358 (5 deaths) (308 recovered)
  • Hughes: 368 (4 deaths) (300 recovered)
  • Jackson: 1,041 (11 deaths) (890 recovered)
  • Jefferson: 73 (52 recovered)
  • Johnston: 269 (4 deaths) (224 recovered)
  • Kay: 802 (16 deaths) (708 recovered)
  • Kingfisher: 495 (2 deaths) (430 recovered)
  • Kiowa: 155 (2 deaths) (113 recovered)
  • Latimer: 190 (2 deaths) (154 recovered)
  • Le Flore: 1,583 (22 deaths) (1,360 recovered)
  • Lincoln: 723 (15 deaths) (560 recovered)
  • Logan: 770 (2 deaths) (621 recovered)
  • Love: 252 (1 death) (228 recovered)
  • Major: 146 (2 death) (115 recovered)
  • Marshall: 258 (2 deaths) (206 recovered)
  • Mayes: 901 (11 deaths) (729 recovered)
  • McClain: 1,211 (9 deaths) (986 recovered)
  • McCurtain: 1,546 (37 deaths) (1,311 recovered)
  • McIntosh: 463 (9 deaths) (368 recovered)
  • Murray: 268 (2 deaths) (215 recovered)
  • Muskogee: 2,207 (28 deaths) (1,907 recovered)
  • Noble: 170 (3 deaths) (155 recovered)
  • Nowata: 225 (4 deaths) (160 recovered)
  • Okfuskee: 310 (6 deaths) (182 recovered)
  • Oklahoma: 22,213 (218 deaths) (19,257 recovered)
  • Okmulgee: 1,121 (8 deaths) (900 recovered)
  • Osage: 1,333 (13 deaths) (1,185 recovered)
  • Other: 15 (5 recovered)
  • Ottawa: 1,143 (8 deaths) (999 recovered)
  • Pawnee: 315 (5 deaths) (272 recovered)
  • Payne: 2,704 (10 deaths) (2,474 recovered)
  • Pittsburg: 1,198 (20 deaths) (996 recovered)
  • Pontotoc: 663 (4 deaths) (511 recovered)
  • Pottawatomie: 1,939 (12 deaths) (1,636 recovered)
  • Pushmataha: 257 (4 deaths) (209 recovered)
  • Roger Mills: 86 (3 deaths) (67 recovered)
  • Rogers: 2,292 (53 deaths) (1,973 recovered)
  • Seminole: 715 (6 deaths) (559 recovered)
  • Sequoyah: 1,163 (13 deaths) (963 recovered)
  • Stephens: 636 (8 deaths) (483 recovered)
  • Texas: 1,729 (10 deaths) (1,630 recovered)
  • Tillman: 135 (3 deaths) (120 recovered)
  • Tulsa: 20,639 (190 deaths) (18,131 recovered)
  • Wagoner: 1,783 (27 deaths) (1,587 recovered)
  • Washington: 1,218 (41 deaths) (1,046 recovered)
  • Washita: 161 (115 recovered)
  • Woods: 154 (124 recovered)
  • Woodward: 1,198 (5 deaths) (1,136 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.

As of Tuesday, officials say there are 821 people currently hospitalized with either a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19.

In all, officials believe there are 14,659 active cases of COVID-19 across Oklahoma.

According to health department data on Tuesday, officials believe 93,698 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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