Officials: 397 new coronavirus cases in Oklahoma

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Health officials say the number of coronavirus cases across Oklahoma is still climbing, but that growth has slowed over the past few days.

On Monday, data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 43,963 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March.

That’s an increase of 397 cases in the past 24 hours, or a 0.9% increase.

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Officials say there were 2 additional deaths, meaning the death toll stands at 605.

There are 594 people who are hospitalized with confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 as of Aug. 7.

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

  • Adair: 341 (6 deaths) (246 recovered)
  • Alfalfa: 3 (3 recovered)
  • Atoka: 70 (65 recovered)
  • Beaver: 36 (36 recovered)
  • Beckham: 59 (1 death) (39 recovered)
  • Blaine: 42 (35 recovered)
  • Bryan: 458 (1 death) (359 recovered)
  • Caddo: 425 (16 deaths) (329 recovered)
  • Canadian: 1,224 (7 deaths) (1,041 recovered)
  • Carter: 342 (4 deaths) (284 recovered)
  • Cherokee: 445 (2 deaths) (279 recovered)
  • Choctaw: 188 (1 death) (160 recovered)
  • Cimarron: 1 ( 1 recovered)
  • Cleveland: 3,017 (55 deaths) (2,624 recovered)
  • Coal: 37 (29 recovered)
  • Comanche: 831 (10 deaths) (739 recovered)
  • Cotton: 18 (2 deaths) (15 recovered)
  • Craig: 86 (69 recovered)
  • Creek: 607 (14 deaths) (468 recovered)
  • Custer: 206 (182 recovered)
  • Delaware: 431 (19 deaths) (360 recovered)
  • Dewey: 10 (9 recovered)
  • Ellis: 5 (4 recovered)
  • Garfield: 460 (5 deaths) (325 recovered)
  • Garvin: 227 (4 deaths) (193 recovered)
  • Grady: 442 (7 deaths) (389 recovered)
  • Grant: 15 (10 recovered)
  • Greer: 83 (8 deaths) (69 recovered)
  • Harmon: 32 (19 recovered)
  • Harper: 10 (8 recovered)
  • Haskell: 60 (36 recovered)
  • Hughes: 138 (2 deaths) (97 recovered)
  • Jackson: 523 (7 deaths) (449 recovered)
  • Jefferson: 33 (27 recovered)
  • Johnston: 48 (36 recovered)
  • Kay: 244 (11 deaths) (202 recovered)
  • Kingfisher: 139 (106 recovered)
  • Kiowa: 29 (1 death) (26 recovered)
  • Latimer: 92 (1 death) (63 recovered)
  • Le Flore: 345 (1 death) (209 recovered)
  • Lincoln: 167 (2 deaths) (122 recovered)
  • Logan: 222 (1 death) (176 recovered)
  • Love: 75 (65 recovered)
  • Major: 34 (1 death) (25 recovered)
  • Marshall: 107 (1 death) (93 recovered)
  • Mayes: 322 (6 deaths) (247 recovered)
  • McClain: 445 (4 deaths) (391 recovered)
  • McCurtain: 858 (28 deaths) (747 recovered)
  • McIntosh: 181 (1 death) (143 recovered)
  • Murray: 73 (62 recovered)
  • Muskogee: 509 (16 deaths) (369 recovered)
  • Noble: 84 (2 deaths) (71 recovered)
  • Nowata: 58 (1 death) (53 recovered)
  • Okfuskee: 67 (1 death) (46 recovered)
  • Oklahoma: 10,665 (112 deaths) (8,930 recovered)
  • Okmulgee: 469 (3 deaths) (382 recovered)
  • Osage: 326 (11 deaths) (351 recovered)
  • Other: 1
  • Ottawa: 371 (3 deaths) (322 recovered)
  • Pawnee: 138 (3 deaths) (116 recovered)
  • Payne: 740 (4 deaths) (636 recovered)
  • Pittsburg: 361 (3 deaths) (190 recovered)
  • Pontotoc: 201 (2 deaths) (163 recovered)
  • Pottawatomie: 448 (9 deaths) (338 recovered)
  • Pushmataha: 108 (87 recovered)
  • Roger Mills: 8 (1 death) (7 recovered)
  • Rogers: 986 (16 deaths) (733 recovered)
  • Seminole: 236 (5 deaths) (160 recovered)
  • Sequoyah: 339 (4 deaths) (224 recovered)
  • Stephens: 201 (3 deaths) (163 recovered)
  • Texas: 1,056 (7 deaths) (1,028 recovered)
  • Tillman: 58 (1 death) (53 recovered)
  • Tulsa: 10,562 (107 deaths) (8,951 recovered)
  • Wagoner: 864 (23 deaths) (695 recovered)
  • Washington: 636 (39 deaths) (527 recovered)
  • Washita: 28 (24 recovered)
  • Woods: 20 (15 recovered)
  • Woodward: 37 (33 recovered).
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In all, officials believe there are 6,980 active cases of COVID-19 across Oklahoma.

According to health department data on Monday, officials believe 36,378 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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