Officials: Oklahoma’s COVID-19 death toll surpasses 1,900

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Health officials say deaths connected to COVID-19 have surpassed 1,900 in Oklahoma since March.

On Monday, data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 218,389 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March.

That’s an increase of 1,903 cases, or a 0.9% increase.

There were 15 additional deaths caused by the virus, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 1,911.

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)

Right now, officials say there are 1,636 people in Oklahoma hospitals with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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

  • Adair: 1,355 (13 deaths) (1,070 recovered)
  • Alfalfa: 527 (1 death) (357 recovered)
  • Atoka: 924 (1 death) (822 recovered)
  • Beaver: 239 (2 deaths) (192 recovered)
  • Beckham: 1,490 (17 deaths) (1,293 recovered)
  • Blaine: 478 (2 deaths) (367 recovered)
  • Bryan: 3,031 (25 deaths) (2,645 recovered)
  • Caddo: 2,208 (34 deaths) (1,764 recovered)
  • Canadian: 7,864 (35 deaths) (6,750 recovered)
  • Carter: 1,895 (16 deaths) (1,580 recovered)
  • Cherokee: 2,576 (13 deaths) (2,091 recovered)
  • Choctaw: 764 (4 deaths) (664 recovered)
  • Cimarron: 82 (74 recovered)
  • Cleveland: 14,428 (132 deaths) (12,225 recovered)
  • Coal: 337 (2 deaths) (299 recovered)
  • Comanche: 5,377 (39 deaths) (4,512 recovered)
  • Cotton: 312 (4 deaths) (220 recovered)
  • Craig: 1,074 (3 deaths) (879 recovered)
  • Creek: 2,966 (52 deaths) (2,528 recovered)
  • Custer: 2,283 (18 deaths) (1,915 recovered)
  • Delaware: 2,130 (39 deaths) (1,784 recovered)
  • Dewey: 287 (1 death) (217 recovered)
  • Ellis: 252 (184 recovered)
  • Garfield: 4,277 (37 deaths) (3,712 recovered)
  • Garvin: 1,730 (18 deaths) (1,511 recovered)
  • Grady: 3,071 (23 deaths) (2,588 recovered)
  • Grant: 238 (5 deaths) (203 recovered)
  • Greer: 301 (8 deaths) (249 recovered)
  • Harmon: 151 (100 recovered)
  • Harper: 272 (2 deaths) (204 recovered)
  • Haskell: 672 (7 deaths) (611 recovered)
  • Hughes: 639 (8 deaths) (566 recovered)
  • Jackson: 2,040 (35 deaths) (1,770 recovered)
  • Jefferson: 275 (2 death) (205 recovered)
  • Johnston: 589 (5 deaths) (499 recovered)
  • Kay: 2,121 (26 deaths) (1,745recovered)
  • Kingfisher: 1,024 (7 deaths) (889 recovered)
  • Kiowa: 437 (8 deaths) (326 recovered)
  • Latimer: 328 (4 deaths) (300 recovered)
  • Le Flore: 2,674 (28 deaths) (2,390 recovered)
  • Lincoln: 1,550 (26 deaths) (1,272 recovered)
  • Logan: 1,786 (4 deaths) (1,399 recovered)
  • Love: 667 (1 death) (586 recovered)
  • Major: 592 (4 deaths) (473 recovered)
  • Marshall: 867 (4 deaths) (736 recovered)
  • Mayes: 1,814 (21 deaths) (1,488 recovered)
  • McClain: 2,770 (19 deaths) (2,333 recovered)
  • McCurtain: 2,395 (47 deaths) (2,141 recovered)
  • McIntosh: 926 (13 deaths) (780 recovered)
  • Murray: 774 (6 deaths) (607 recovered)
  • Muskogee: 4,789 (37 deaths) (3,958 recovered)
  • Noble: 649 (4 deaths) (504 recovered)
  • Nowata: 469 (5 deaths) (389 recovered)
  • Okfuskee: 1,100 (15 deaths) (1,000 recovered)
  • Oklahoma: 44,851 (334 deaths) (37,359 recovered)
  • Okmulgee: 1,955 (25 deaths) (1,685 recovered)
  • Osage: 2,217 (19 deaths) (1,920 recovered)
  • Other: 58 (25 recovered)
  • Ottawa: 1,953 (25 deaths) (1,680 recovered)
  • Pawnee: 687 (9 deaths) (577 recovered)
  • Payne: 4,664 (23 deaths) (4,123 recovered)
  • Pittsburg: 2,053 (21 deaths) (1,819 recovered)
  • Pontotoc: 2,234 (15 deaths) (1,872 recovered)
  • Pottawatomie: 4,064 (23 deaths) (3,412 recovered)
  • Pushmataha: 444 (6 deaths) (405 recovered)
  • Roger Mills: 197 (6 deaths) (147 recovered)
  • Rogers: 4,644 (68 deaths) (3,882 recovered)
  • Seminole: 1,362 (12 deaths) (1,159 recovered)
  • Sequoyah: 1,923 (14 deaths) (1,718 recovered)
  • Stephens: 1,946 (19 deaths) (1,565 recovered)
  • Texas: 2,544 (13 deaths) (2,324 recovered)
  • Tillman: 393 (7 deaths) (314 recovered)
  • Tulsa: 36,702 (289 deaths) (31,419 recovered)
  • Wagoner: 3,096 (38 deaths) (2,693 recovered)
  • Washington: 2,302 (50 deaths) (1,925 recovered)
  • Washita: 517 (2 deaths) (398 recovered)
  • Woods: 668 (3 death) (510 recovered)
  • Woodward: 2,049 (8 deaths) (1,839 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 31,742 active cases of COVID-19 across Oklahoma.

According to health department data on Monday, officials believe 184,736 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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