Health officials: 65 additional COVID-19 related deaths reported in Oklahoma

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Officials say that although the Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting a dramatic increase in the number of deaths, those deaths did not all occur on a single day.

On Wednesday, data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 379,110 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March.

That’s an increase of 2,686 cases or a 0.7% increase.

There were 65 additional deaths caused by the virus, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 3,388. This sets a new high for single day death reporting.

Officials say the deaths occurred between Dec. 14, 2020 and Jan. 25, 2021. The health department says 39 of the deaths occurred since Jan. 20.

Medical staff attending to patients with COVID-19 wear protective equipment in a unit dedicated to treatment of the coronavirus at UW Health in Madison, Wis. Conditions inside the nation’s hospitals are deteriorating by the day as the coronavirus rages through the country at an unrelenting pace. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)
Medical staff attending to patients with COVID-19 wear protective equipment in a unit dedicated to treatment of the coronavirus at UW Health in Madison, Wis. Conditions inside the nation’s hospitals are deteriorating by the day as the coronavirus rages through the country at an unrelenting pace. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

Right now, officials say there are 1,454 people in Oklahoma hospitals with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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

  • Adair: 2,723 (18 deaths) (2,357 recovered)
  • Alfalfa: 1,076 (5 deaths) (1,028 recovered)
  • Atoka: 1,626 (8 deaths) (1,523 recovered)
  • Beaver: 377 (4 deaths) (342 recovered)
  • Beckham: 2,454 (28 deaths) (2,217 recovered)
  • Blaine: 848 (5 deaths) (774 recovered)
  • Bryan: 5,177 (44 deaths) (4,649 recovered)
  • Caddo: 3,489 (46 deaths) (3,164 recovered)
  • Canadian: 13,978 (62 deaths) (13,067 recovered)
  • Carter: 4,826 (25 deaths) (4,285 recovered)
  • Cherokee: 4,933 (31 deaths) (4,452 recovered)
  • Choctaw: 1,403 (11 deaths) (1,287 recovered)
  • Cimarron: 120 (1 death) (108 recovered)
  • Cleveland: 25,591 (215 deaths) (23,263 recovered)
  • Coal: 619 (8 deaths) (569 recovered)
  • Comanche: 9,791 (104 deaths) (8,622 recovered)
  • Cotton: 570 (13 deaths) (498 recovered)
  • Craig: 1,779 (8 deaths) (1,654 recovered)
  • Creek: 5,614 (88 deaths) (4,982 recovered)
  • Custer: 3,687 (56 deaths) (3,433 recovered)
  • Delaware: 3,985 (54 deaths) (3,627 recovered)
  • Dewey: 496 (4 deaths) (467 recovered)
  • Ellis: 332 (1 death) (321 recovered)
  • Garfield: 6,738 (58 deaths) (6,251 recovered)
  • Garvin: 3,145 (26 deaths) (2,847 recovered)
  • Grady: 5,121 (55 deaths) (4,700 recovered)
  • Grant: 482 (5 deaths) (444 recovered)
  • Greer: 458 (13 deaths) (413 recovered)
  • Harmon: 252 (1 death) (233 recovered)
  • Harper: 386 (3 deaths) (366 recovered)
  • Haskell: 1,125 (8 deaths) (991 recovered)
  • Hughes: 1,042 (13 deaths) (908 recovered)
  • Jackson: 2,688 (40 deaths) (2,481 recovered)
  • Jefferson: 615 (7 deaths) (559 recovered)
  • Johnston: 1,150 (13 deaths) (1,040 recovered)
  • Kay: 4,641 (55 deaths) (4,158 recovered)
  • Kingfisher: 1,817 (18 deaths) (1,680 recovered)
  • Kiowa: 720 (13 deaths) (649 recovered)
  • Latimer: 721 (7 deaths) (638 recovered)
  • Le Flore: 4,684 (38 deaths) (4,384 recovered)
  • Lincoln: 2,742 (41 deaths) (2,505 recovered)
  • Logan: 3,538 (23 deaths) (3,177 recovered)
  • Love: 1,318 (8 deaths) (1,186 recovered)
  • Major: 868 (4 deaths) (804 recovered)
  • Marshall: 1,628 (12 deaths) (1,478 recovered)
  • Mayes: 3,460 (32 deaths) (3,108 recovered)
  • McClain: 4,541 (37 deaths) (4,158 recovered)
  • McCurtain: 3,406 (57 deaths) (3,089 recovered)
  • McIntosh: 1,733 (27 deaths) (1,534 recovered)
  • Murray: 1,672 (16 deaths) (1,495 recovered)
  • Muskogee: 8,267 (70 deaths) (7,406 recovered)
  • Noble: 1,211 (8 deaths) (1,116 recovered)
  • Nowata: 968 (12 deaths) (866 recovered)
  • Okfuskee: 1,656 (16 deaths) (1,524 recovered)
  • Oklahoma: 73,512 (561 deaths) (67,674 recovered)
  • Okmulgee: 3,244 (38 deaths) (2,970 recovered)
  • Osage: 3,971 (38 deaths) (3,603 recovered)
  • Other: 94 (80 recovered)
  • Ottawa: 3,379 (34 deaths) (3,168 recovered)
  • Pawnee: 1,436 (21 deaths) (1,290 recovered)
  • Payne: 7,636 (41 deaths) (7,035 recovered)
  • Pittsburg: 3,988 (31 deaths) (3,631 recovered)
  • Pontotoc: 4,317 (36 deaths) (3,844 recovered)
  • Pottawatomie: 7,038 (51 deaths) (6,495 recovered)
  • Pushmataha: 880 (8 deaths) (806 recovered)
  • Roger Mills: 366 (6 deaths) (317 recovered)
  • Rogers: 8,831 (97 deaths) (8,012 recovered)
  • Seminole: 2,449 (26 deaths) (2,179 recovered)
  • Sequoyah: 3,466 (24 deaths) (3,116 recovered)
  • Stephens: 4,150 (44 deaths) (3,754 recovered)
  • Texas: 3,298 (21 deaths) (3,167 recovered)
  • Tillman: 691 (13 deaths) (616 recovered)
  • Tulsa: 62,297 (557 deaths) (56,823 recovered)
  • Wagoner: 6,675 (66 deaths) (5,976 recovered)
  • Washington: 4,049 (75 deaths) (3,684 recovered)
  • Washita: 975 (6 deaths) (905 recovered)
  • Woods: 1,131 (7 deaths) (1,077 recovered)
  • Woodward: 2,950 (12 deaths) (2,768 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 29,855 active cases of COVID-19 across Oklahoma.

According to health department data on Wednesday, officials believe 345,867 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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