Officials: Oklahoma’s COVID-19 deaths surpass 1,750

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – As Oklahomans prepare for a day of prayer, health officials say the state’s coronavirus cases are closing in on 200,000.

On Tuesday, data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 199,482 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March.

That’s an increase of 1,737 cases, or a 0.9% increase.

There were 15 additional deaths caused by the virus, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 1,758.

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)

Currently, health officials say there are 1,637 patients in Oklahoma hospitals with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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

  • Adair: 1,241 (13 deaths) (1,021 recovered)
  • Alfalfa: 395 (276 recovered)
  • Atoka: 858 (1 death) (775 recovered)
  • Beaver: 214 (2 death) (158 recovered)
  • Beckham: 1,398 (17 deaths) (1,171 recovered)
  • Blaine: 414 (2 deaths) (326 recovered)
  • Bryan: 2,824 (19 deaths) (2,452 recovered)
  • Caddo: 1,949 (32 deaths) (1,553 recovered)
  • Canadian: 7,075 (30 deaths) (6,070 recovered)
  • Carter: 1,748 (15 deaths) (1,388 recovered)
  • Cherokee: 2,354 (10 deaths) (1,887 recovered)
  • Choctaw: 710 (4 deaths) (618 recovered)
  • Cimarron: 80 (65 recovered)
  • Cleveland: 13,132 (128 deaths) (11,080 recovered)
  • Coal: 322 (2 deaths) (275 recovered)
  • Comanche: 4,921 (33 deaths) (3,946 recovered)
  • Cotton: 253 (3 deaths) (176 recovered)
  • Craig: 960 (3 deaths) (812 recovered)
  • Creek: 2,725 (52 deaths) (2,269 recovered)
  • Custer: 2,043 (16 deaths) (1,667 recovered)
  • Delaware: 1,963 (39 deaths) (1,664 recovered)
  • Dewey: 237 (1 death) (169 recovered)
  • Ellis: 220 (143 recovered)
  • Garfield: 4,030 (37 deaths) (3,315 recovered)
  • Garvin: 1,619 (16 deaths) (1,384 recovered)
  • Grady: 2,757 (23 deaths) (2,328 recovered)
  • Grant: 214 (5 deaths) (183 recovered)
  • Greer: 277 (8 deaths) (219 recovered)
  • Harmon: 108 (93 recovered)
  • Harper: 238 (2 deaths) (162 recovered)
  • Haskell: 646 (6 deaths) (576 recovered)
  • Hughes: 604 (7 deaths) (546 recovered)
  • Jackson: 1,918 (32 deaths) (1,631 recovered)
  • Jefferson: 223 (2 death) (164 recovered)
  • Johnston: 536 (5 deaths) (450 recovered)
  • Kay: 1,899 (25 deaths) (1,526 recovered)
  • Kingfisher: 915 (6 deaths) (799 recovered)
  • Kiowa: 385 (6 deaths) (280 recovered)
  • Latimer: 312 (3 deaths) (285 recovered)
  • Le Flore: 2,467 (26 deaths) (2,214 recovered)
  • Lincoln: 1,374 (26 deaths) (1,151 recovered)
  • Logan: 1,577 (3 deaths) (1,228 recovered)
  • Love: 613 (1 death) (509 recovered)
  • Major: 524 (3 death) (386 recovered)
  • Marshall: 774 (3 deaths) (646 recovered)
  • Mayes: 1,661 (19 deaths) (1,357 recovered)
  • McClain: 2,505 (17 deaths) (2,105 recovered)
  • McCurtain: 2,302 (45 deaths) (2,038 recovered)
  • McIntosh: 849 (13 deaths) (720 recovered)
  • Murray: 660 (5 deaths) (536 recovered)
  • Muskogee: 4,340 (33 deaths) (3,613 recovered)
  • Noble: 554 (4 deaths) (367 recovered)
  • Nowata: 424 (5 deaths) (365 recovered)
  • Okfuskee: 1,051 (13 deaths) (846 recovered)
  • Oklahoma: 40,803 (296 deaths) (33,648 recovered)
  • Okmulgee: 1,825 (21 deaths) (1,574 recovered)
  • Osage: 2,014 (18 deaths) (1,803 recovered)
  • Other: 55 (29 recovered)
  • Ottawa: 1,769 (22 deaths) (1,567 recovered)
  • Pawnee: 604 (8 deaths) (525 recovered)
  • Payne: 4,285 (19 deaths) (3,819 recovered)
  • Pittsburg: 1,926 (21 deaths) (1,717 recovered)
  • Pontotoc: 2,030 (11 deaths) (1,628 recovered)
  • Pottawatomie: 3,682 (23 deaths) (3,011 recovered)
  • Pushmataha: 423 (6 deaths) (386 recovered)
  • Roger Mills: 170 (5 deaths) (115 recovered)
  • Rogers: 4,186 (65 deaths) (3,530 recovered)
  • Seminole: 1,266 (11 deaths) (1,090 recovered)
  • Sequoyah: 1,834 (14 deaths) (1,628 recovered)
  • Stephens: 1,706 (18 deaths) (1,357 recovered)
  • Texas: 2,416 (12 deaths) (2,203 recovered)
  • Tillman: 350 (5 deaths) (269 recovered)
  • Tulsa: 33,863 (270 deaths) (28,794 recovered)
  • Wagoner: 2,857 (35 deaths) (2,510 recovered)
  • Washington: 2,091 (47 deaths) (1,777 recovered)
  • Washita: 446 (2 deaths) (322 recovered)
  • Woods: 546 (1 death) (408 recovered)
  • Woodward: 1,943 (7 deaths) (1,713 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 30,318 active cases of COVID-19 across Oklahoma.

According to health department data on Tuesday, officials believe 167,406 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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