Officials: 13 additional deaths, 1,000 new COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – As more school districts release their plans for bringing students back to class safely, health officials say Oklahoma has seen more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours.

On Thursday, data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 35,740 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March.

That’s an increase of 1,117 cases in the past 24 hours, or a 3.2% increase.

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Officials say there are 13 additional deaths, meaning the death toll stands at 536.

There are 647 people who are hospitalized with confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 as of July 29.

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

  • Adair: 274 (5 deaths) (194 recovered)
  • Alfalfa: 4 (1 recovered)
  • Atoka: 60 (47 recovered)
  • Beaver: 36 (34 recovered)
  • Beckham: 41 (29 recovered)
  • Blaine: 39 (25 recovered)
  • Bryan: 368 (1 death) (285 recovered)
  • Caddo: 332 (14 deaths) (233 recovered)
  • Canadian: 988 (5 deaths) (789 recovered)
  • Carter: 285 (3 deaths) (228 recovered)
  • Cherokee: 292 (1 death) (180 recovered)
  • Choctaw: 161 (1 death) (148 recovered)
  • Cimarron: 1 ( 1 recovered)
  • Cleveland: 2,487 (47 deaths) (1,917 recovered)
  • Coal: 27 (22 recovered)
  • Comanche: 751 (10 deaths) (682 recovered)
  • Cotton: 17 (2 deaths) (13 recovered)
  • Craig: 68 (50 recovered)
  • Creek: 468 (12 deaths) (352 recovered)
  • Custer: 173 (131 recovered)
  • Delaware: 385 (19 deaths) (320 recovered)
  • Dewey: 7 (6 recovered)
  • Ellis: 3 (1 recovered)
  • Garfield: 324 (4 deaths) (238 recovered)
  • Garvin: 196 (4 deaths) (162 recovered)
  • Grady: 391 (6 deaths) (336 recovered)
  • Grant: 9 (7 recovered)
  • Greer: 79 (7 deaths) (65 recovered)
  • Harmon: 15 (3 recovered)
  • Harper: 5 (3 recovered)
  • Haskell: 32 (25 recovered)
  • Hughes: 96 (1 death) (34 recovered)
  • Jackson: 442 (3 deaths) (265 recovered)
  • Jefferson: 27 (24 recovered)
  • Johnston: 37 (31 recovered)
  • Kay: 205 (10 deaths) (155 recovered)
  • Kingfisher: 96 (77 recovered)
  • Kiowa: 24 (1 death) (21 recovered)
  • Latimer: 58 (1 death) (30 recovered)
  • Le Flore: 184 (1 death) (115 recovered)
  • Lincoln: 112 (2 deaths) (77 recovered)
  • Logan: 164 (1 death) (138 recovered)
  • Love: 64 (60 recovered)
  • Major: 23 (1 death) (19 recovered)
  • Marshall: 83 (59 recovered)
  • Mayes: 270 (6 deaths) (198 recovered)
  • McClain: 379 (4 deaths) (325 recovered)
  • McCurtain: 814 (25 deaths) (685 recovered)
  • McIntosh: 141 (1 death) (110 recovered)
  • Murray: 59 (44 recovered)
  • Muskogee: 411 (16 deaths) (265 recovered)
  • Noble: 74 (2 deaths) (62 recovered)
  • Nowata: 51 (1 death) (48 recovered)
  • Okfuskee: 48 (26 recovered)
  • Oklahoma: 8,669 (96 deaths) (6,929 recovered)
  • Okmulgee: 369 (2 deaths) (245 recovered)
  • Osage: 346 (11 deaths) (289 recovered)
  • Other: 30 (2 recovered)
  • Ottawa: 311 (2 deaths) (249 recovered)
  • Pawnee: 113 (3 deaths) (96 recovered)
  • Payne: 638 (3 deaths) (569 recovered)
  • Pittsburg: 160 (3 deaths) (120 recovered)
  • Pontotoc: 164 (2 deaths) (122 recovered)
  • Pottawatomie: 347 (6 deaths) (238 recovered)
  • Pushmataha: 83 (54 recovered)
  • Roger Mills: 8 (4 recovered)
  • Rogers: 745 (13 deaths) (506 recovered)
  • Seminole: 179 (5 deaths) (91 recovered)
  • Sequoyah: 214 (4 deaths) (123 recovered)
  • Stephens: 168 (2 deaths) (141 recovered)
  • Texas: 1,029 (7 deaths) (1,000 recovered)
  • Tillman: 54 (1 death) (44 recovered)
  • Tulsa: 8,636 (98 deaths) (7,127 recovered)
  • Wagoner: 673 (22 deaths) (534 recovered)
  • Washington: 556 (39 deaths) (479 recovered)
  • Washita: 23 (16 recovered)
  • Woods: 15 (13 recovered)
  • Woodward: 30 (25 recovered).
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According to health department data on Thursday, officials believe 28,411 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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