Officials: 13 additional COVID-19 deaths reported in Oklahoma

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – As Oklahoma’s COVID-19 cases approach 120,000, health officials are reporting 13 additional deaths from the virus.

On Wednesday, data from Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 119,152 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March.

That’s an increase of 743 cases in 24 hours, or a 0.6% increase.

There were 13 additional deaths caused by the virus, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 1,286.

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: 815 (11 deaths) (634 recovered)
  • Alfalfa: 122 (107 recovered)
  • Atoka: 452 (1 death) (376 recovered)
  • Beaver: 92 (1 death) (79 recovered)
  • Beckham: 912 (11 deaths) (720 recovered)
  • Blaine: 215 (1 death) (174 recovered)
  • Bryan: 1,574 (13 deaths) (1,295 recovered)
  • Caddo: 1,155 (26 deaths) (1,005 recovered)
  • Canadian: 4,009 (23 deaths) (3,196 recovered)
  • Carter: 865 (10 deaths) (713 recovered)
  • Cherokee: 1,395 (8 deaths) (1,206 recovered)
  • Choctaw: 457 (2 deaths) (385 recovered)
  • Cimarron: 39 (37 recovered)
  • Cleveland: 8,400 (99 deaths) (7,301 recovered)
  • Coal: 100 (77 recovered)
  • Comanche: 2,437 (17 deaths) (2,083 recovered)
  • Cotton: 102 (3 deaths) (79 recovered)
  • Craig: 629 (2 deaths) (568 recovered)
  • Creek: 1,597 (37 deaths) (1,396 recovered)
  • Custer: 1,104 (6 deaths) (992 recovered)
  • Delaware: 1,260 (28 deaths) (1,053 recovered)
  • Dewey: 93 (1 death) (82 recovered)
  • Ellis: 24 (19 recovered)
  • Garfield: 2,455 (28 deaths) (2,099 recovered)
  • Garvin: 689 (6 deaths) (552 recovered)
  • Grady: 1,631 (16 deaths) (1,422 recovered)
  • Grant: 105 (1 death) (74 recovered)
  • Greer: 152 (8 deaths) (125 recovered)
  • Harmon: 72 (60 recovered)
  • Harper: 72 (1 death) (44 recovered)
  • Haskell: 384 (5 deaths) (332 recovered)
  • Hughes: 404 (4 deaths) (341 recovered)
  • Jackson: 1,132 (13 deaths) (999 recovered)
  • Jefferson: 81 (64 recovered)
  • Johnston: 299 (4 deaths) (247 recovered)
  • Kay: 897 (16 deaths) (774 recovered)
  • Kingfisher: 560 (3 deaths) (480 recovered)
  • Kiowa: 178 (3 deaths) (147 recovered)
  • Latimer: 211 (2 deaths) (165 recovered)
  • Le Flore: 1,682 (24 deaths) (1,490 recovered)
  • Lincoln: 802 (22 deaths) (674 recovered)
  • Logan: 862 (2 deaths) (723 recovered)
  • Love: 273 (1 death) (248 recovered)
  • Major: 177 (2 death) (139 recovered)
  • Marshall: 276 (2 deaths) (242 recovered)
  • Mayes: 982 (14 deaths) (817 recovered)
  • McClain: 1,337 (11 deaths) (1,130 recovered)
  • McCurtain: 1,630 (40 deaths) (1,410 recovered)
  • McIntosh: 510 (10 deaths) (423 recovered)
  • Murray: 310 (2 deaths) (253 recovered)
  • Muskogee: 2,364 (28 deaths) (2,038 recovered)
  • Noble: 183 (3 deaths) (160 recovered)
  • Nowata: 257 (4 deaths) (209 recovered)
  • Okfuskee: 545 (8 deaths) (236 recovered)
  • Oklahoma: 23,997 (231 deaths) (20,783 recovered)
  • Okmulgee: 1,243 (9 deaths) (992 recovered)
  • Osage: 1,388 (13 deaths) (1,281 recovered)
  • Other: 9 (1 recovered)
  • Ottawa: 1,260 (10 deaths) (1,101 recovered)
  • Pawnee: 339 (5 deaths) (298 recovered)
  • Payne: 2,812 (12 deaths) (2,618 recovered)
  • Pittsburg: 1,267 (20 deaths) (1,091 recovered)
  • Pontotoc: 814 (4 deaths) (601 recovered)
  • Pottawatomie: 2,232 (14 deaths) (1,818 recovered)
  • Pushmataha: 279 (6 deaths) (231 recovered)
  • Roger Mills: 89 (4 deaths) (77 recovered)
  • Rogers: 2,469 (55 deaths) (2,140 recovered)
  • Seminole: 796 (6 deaths) (644 recovered)
  • Sequoyah: 1,251 (13 deaths) (1,050 recovered)
  • Stephens: 756 (8 deaths) (575 recovered)
  • Texas: 1,807 (10 deaths) (1,706 recovered)
  • Tillman: 148 (3 deaths) (128 recovered)
  • Tulsa: 21,922 (204 deaths) (19,588 recovered)
  • Wagoner: 1,937 (30 deaths) (1,728 recovered)
  • Washington: 1,341 (41 deaths) (1,173 recovered)
  • Washita: 185 (148 recovered)
  • Woods: 184 (147 recovered)
  • Woodward: 1,267 (5 deaths) (1,179 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 Wednesday, officials say there are 885 people currently hospitalized with either a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19.

In all, officials believe there are 15,074 active cases of COVID-19 across Oklahoma.

According to health department data on Wednesday, officials believe 102,792 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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