Officials: Oklahoma reports 15 additional COVID-19 deaths

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Health officials say 15 additional people have died from COVID-19 in Oklahoma, including a woman between 36 and 49-years-old.

On Tuesday, data from Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 101,493 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March.

That’s an increase of 1,309 cases in 24 hours, or a 1.3% increase.

There were 15 additional deaths caused by the virus, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 1,119.

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)

On Tuesday, officials reported that there were 760 people hospitalized with either a confirmed or presumptive case of COVID-19.

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

  • Adair: 688 (11 deaths) (572 recovered)
  • Alfalfa: 95 (76 recovered)
  • Atoka: 363 (1 death) (311 recovered)
  • Beaver: 74 (63 recovered)
  • Beckham: 727 (8 deaths) (553 recovered)
  • Blaine: 160 (1 death) (137 recovered)
  • Bryan: 1,223 (5 deaths) (996 recovered)
  • Caddo: 999 (23 deaths) (814 recovered)
  • Canadian: 2,957 (19 deaths) (2,474 recovered)
  • Carter: 681 (9 deaths) (560 recovered)
  • Cherokee: 1,266 (8 deaths) (1,057 recovered)
  • Choctaw: 380 (2 deaths) (325 recovered)
  • Cimarron: 32 (30 recovered)
  • Cleveland: 7,168 (83 deaths) (6,180 recovered)
  • Coal: 77 (70 recovered)
  • Comanche: 1,964 (15 deaths) (1,692 recovered)
  • Cotton: 78 (3 deaths) (63 recovered)
  • Craig: 577 (1 death) (507 recovered)
  • Creek: 1,381 (35 deaths) (1,176 recovered)
  • Custer: 952 (2 deaths) (745 recovered)
  • Delaware: 1,054 (26 deaths) (773 recovered)
  • Dewey: 76 (1 death) (65 recovered)
  • Ellis: 14 (13 recovered)
  • Garfield: 2,080 (23 deaths) (1,701 recovered)
  • Garvin: 514 (6 deaths) (393 recovered)
  • Grady: 1,371 (13 deaths) (1,149 recovered)
  • Grant: 68 (1 death) (53 recovered)
  • Greer: 127 (8 deaths) (97 recovered)
  • Harmon: 61 (48 recovered)
  • Harper: 42 (1 death) (29 recovered)
  • Haskell: 337 (4 deaths) (281 recovered)
  • Hughes: 334 (4 deaths) (281 recovered)
  • Jackson: 961 (11 deaths) (805 recovered)
  • Jefferson: 62 (44 recovered)
  • Johnston: 248 (4 deaths) (195 recovered)
  • Kay: 759 (15 deaths) (641 recovered)
  • Kingfisher: 451 (2 deaths) (393 recovered)
  • Kiowa: 138 (2 deaths) (80 recovered)
  • Latimer: 168 (2 deaths) (137 recovered)
  • Le Flore: 1,444 (21 deaths) (1,207 recovered)
  • Lincoln: 648 (10 deaths) (477 recovered)
  • Logan: 672 (2 deaths) (541 recovered)
  • Love: 239 (1 death) (208 recovered)
  • Major: 127 (2 death) (101 recovered)
  • Marshall: 222 (2 deaths) (183 recovered)
  • Mayes: 829 (11 deaths) (651 recovered)
  • McClain: 1,103 (8 deaths) (902 recovered)
  • McCurtain: 1,434 (36 deaths) (1,238 recovered)
  • McIntosh: 410 (8 deaths) (332 recovered)
  • Murray: 230 (2 deaths) (162 recovered)
  • Muskogee: 2,109 (27 deaths) (1,775 recovered)
  • Noble: 165 (3 deaths) (153 recovered)
  • Nowata: 203 (4 deaths) (145 recovered)
  • Okfuskee: 223 (5 deaths) (136 recovered)
  • Oklahoma: 20,822 (202 deaths) (18,050 recovered)
  • Okmulgee: 979 (8 deaths) (842 recovered)
  • Osage: 1,251 (13 deaths) (1,013 recovered)
  • Other: 21 (8 recovered)
  • Ottawa: 1,075 (8 deaths) (885 recovered)
  • Pawnee: 288 (5 deaths) (251 recovered)
  • Payne: 2,585 (8 deaths) (2,349 recovered)
  • Pittsburg: 1,095 (20 deaths) (945 recovered)
  • Pontotoc: 571 (4 deaths) (448 recovered)
  • Pottawatomie: 1,793 (11 deaths) (1,414 recovered)
  • Pushmataha: 230 (3 deaths) (179 recovered)
  • Roger Mills: 79 (2 deaths) (54 recovered)
  • Rogers: 2,165 (53 deaths) (1,860 recovered)
  • Seminole: 632 (6 deaths) (465 recovered)
  • Sequoyah: 1,060 (13 deaths) (902 recovered)
  • Stephens: 536 (7 deaths) (442 recovered)
  • Texas: 1,682 (10 deaths) (1,567 recovered)
  • Tillman: 125 (2 deaths) (108 recovered)
  • Tulsa: 19,473 (180 deaths) (17,145 recovered)
  • Wagoner: 1,692 (27 deaths) (1,501 recovered)
  • Washington: 1,139 (41 deaths) (973 recovered)
  • Washita: 133 (93 recovered)
  • Woods: 128 (112 recovered)
  • Woodward: 1,174 (5 deaths) (1,106 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 13,872 active cases of COVID-19 across Oklahoma.

According to health department data on Tuesday, officials believe 86,502 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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