Officials: 19 additional COVID-19 deaths reported in Oklahoma

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Officials say 19 additional deaths have been reported as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb in Oklahoma.

On Wednesday, data from Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 142,334 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March.

That’s an increase of 2,177 cases, or a 1.6% increase.

There were 19 additional deaths caused by the virus, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 1,470.

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: 981 (13 deaths) (742 recovered)
  • Alfalfa: 155 (132 recovered)
  • Atoka: 551 (1 death) (459 recovered)
  • Beaver: 125 (1 death) (94 recovered)
  • Beckham: 1,030 (15 deaths) (904 recovered)
  • Blaine: 270 (2 deaths) (223 recovered)
  • Bryan: 2,092 (17 deaths) (1,610 recovered)
  • Caddo: 1,329 (26 deaths) (1,135 recovered)
  • Canadian: 4,883 (24 deaths) (4,064 recovered)
  • Carter: 1,111 (12 deaths) (894 recovered)
  • Cherokee: 1,627 (9 deaths) (1,350 recovered)
  • Choctaw: 558 (2 deaths) (470 recovered)
  • Cimarron: 48 (39 recovered)
  • Cleveland: 9,806 (114 deaths) (8,340 recovered)
  • Coal: 184 (106 recovered)
  • Comanche: 3,114 (22 deaths) (2,598 recovered)
  • Cotton: 127 (3 deaths) (102 recovered)
  • Craig: 728 (2 deaths) (627 recovered)
  • Creek: 1,918 (41 deaths) (1,587 recovered)
  • Custer: 1,344 (7 deaths) (1,114 recovered)
  • Delaware: 1,507 (31 deaths) (1,225 recovered)
  • Dewey: 119 (1 death) (91 recovered)
  • Ellis: 54 (32 recovered)
  • Garfield: 2,860 (31 deaths) (2,473 recovered)
  • Garvin: 1,031 (8 deaths) (756 recovered)
  • Grady: 1,905 (18 deaths) (1,659 recovered)
  • Grant: 148 (2 deaths) (115 recovered)
  • Greer: 179 (8 deaths) (148 recovered)
  • Harmon: 90 (74 recovered)
  • Harper: 99 (2 deaths) (79 recovered)
  • Haskell: 502 (5 deaths) (393 recovered)
  • Hughes: 468 (7 deaths) (398 recovered)
  • Jackson: 1,349 (19 deaths) (1,129 recovered)
  • Jefferson: 107 (1 death) (80 recovered)
  • Johnston: 388 (4 deaths) (297 recovered)
  • Kay: 1,153 (18 deaths) (900 recovered)
  • Kingfisher: 659 (6 deaths) (582 recovered)
  • Kiowa: 231 (3 deaths) (178 recovered)
  • Latimer: 260 (3 deaths) (219 recovered)
  • Le Flore: 1,940 (25 deaths) (1,703 recovered)
  • Lincoln: 960 (23 deaths) (804 recovered)
  • Logan: 1,019 (3 deaths) (887 recovered)
  • Love: 336 (1 death) (286 recovered)
  • Major: 286 (2 death) (198 recovered)
  • Marshall: 399 (2 deaths) (291 recovered)
  • Mayes: 1,155 (17 deaths) (950 recovered)
  • McClain: 1,711 (16 deaths) (1,351 recovered)
  • McCurtain: 1,868 (41 deaths) (1,579 recovered)
  • McIntosh: 609 (12 deaths) (507 recovered)
  • Murray: 420 (3 deaths) (323 recovered)
  • Muskogee: 2,882 (29 deaths) (2,299 recovered)
  • Noble: 276 (3 deaths) (194 recovered)
  • Nowata: 320 (4 deaths) (263 recovered)
  • Okfuskee: 700 (10 deaths) (540 recovered)
  • Oklahoma: 28,731 (254 deaths) (23,652 recovered)
  • Okmulgee: 1,463 (14 deaths) (1,211 recovered)
  • Osage: 1,580 (17 deaths) (1,397 recovered)
  • Other: 38 (2 recovered)
  • Ottawa: 1,411 (21 deaths) (1,247 recovered)
  • Pawnee: 404 (5 deaths) (339 recovered)
  • Payne: 3,285 (15 deaths) (2,859 recovered)
  • Pittsburg: 1,478 (21 deaths) (1,261 recovered)
  • Pontotoc: 1,237 (6 deaths) (876 recovered)
  • Pottawatomie: 2,583 (21 deaths) (2,257 recovered)
  • Pushmataha: 343 (6 deaths) (294 recovered)
  • Roger Mills: 103 (4 deaths) (82 recovered)
  • Rogers: 2,976 (57 deaths) (2,477 recovered)
  • Seminole: 969 (7 deaths) (798 recovered)
  • Sequoyah: 1,502 (14 deaths) (1,232 recovered)
  • Stephens: 1,014 (10 deaths) (774 recovered)
  • Texas: 2,018 (11 deaths) (1,824 recovered)
  • Tillman: 216 (4 deaths) (156 recovered)
  • Tulsa: 25,370 (231 deaths) (21,873 recovered)
  • Wagoner: 2,161 (31 deaths) (1,934 recovered)
  • Washington: 1,559 (43 deaths) (1,342 recovered)
  • Washita: 228 (2 deaths) (185 recovered)
  • Woods: 269 (1 death) (192 recovered)
  • Woodward: 1,425 (6 deaths) (1,288 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 21,720 active cases of COVID-19 across Oklahoma.

According to health department data on Wednesday, officials believe 119,144 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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