Oklahoma COVID-19 cases rise by 186 in 24 hours, no additional deaths reported

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – As city leaders worry about the increase in COVID-19 cases across the state, local health officials say the number of coronavirus cases in Oklahoma continues to climb.

On Monday morning, data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 8,417 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March. Data pix.

That’s an increase of 186 cases in the past 24 hours, or a 2.3% jump.

The cases are in the following counties:

  • Adair: 96 (4 deaths) (87 recovered)
  • Alfalfa: 1 (1 recovered)
  • Atoka: 8 (3 recovered)
  • Beaver: 30 (28 recovered)
  • Beckham: 8 (7 recovered)
  • Blaine: 12 (9 recovered)
  • Bryan: 48 (1 death) (33 recovered)
  • Caddo: 176 (10 deaths) (156 recovered)
  • Canadian: 156 (3 deaths) (132 recovered)
  • Carter: 60 (1 death) (50 recovered)
  • Cherokee: 48 (1 death) (32 recovered)
  • Choctaw: 102 (1 death) (90 recovered)
  • Cimarron: 1 ( 1 recovered)
  • Cleveland: 552 (40 deaths) (481 recovered)
  • Coal: 6 (4 recovered)
  • Comanche: 341 (4 deaths) (294 recovered)
  • Cotton: 5 (2 deaths) (3 recovered)
  • Craig: 16 (15 recovered)
  • Creek: 106 (7 deaths) (91 recovered)
  • Custer: 41 (33 recovered)
  • Delaware: 109 (16 deaths) (85 recovered)
  • Dewey: 5 (2 recovered)
  • Garfield: 47 (1 death) (26 recovered)
  • Garvin: 30 (1 death) (17 recovered)
  • Grady: 118 (3 deaths) (101 recovered)
  • Grant: 2 (2 recovered)
  • Greer: 66 (7 deaths) (57 recovered)
  • Harper: 1 (1 recovered)
  • Haskell: 6 (6 recovered)
  • Hughes: 3 (3 recovered)
  • Jackson: 30 (3 deaths) (23 recovered)
  • Jefferson: 4 (4 recovered)
  • Johnston: 5 (5 recovered)
  • Kay: 65 (7 deaths) (49 recovered)
  • Kingfisher: 13 (12 recovered)
  • Kiowa: 6 (4 recovered)
  • Latimer: 6 (1 deaths) (4 recovered)
  • Le Flore: 20 (1 death) (13 recovered)
  • Lincoln: 24 (2 deaths) (20 recovered)
  • Logan: 25 (1 death) (19 recovered)
  • Love: 25 (18 recovered)
  • Major: 6 (1 death) (5 recovered)
  • Marshall: 16 (11 recovered)
  • Mayes: 56 (4 deaths) (28 recovered)
  • McClain: 116 (4 deaths) (104 recovered)
  • McCurtain: 151 (2 deaths) (79 recovered)
  • McIntosh: 16 (1 death) (12 recovered)
  • Murray: 11 (5 recovered)
  • Muskogee: 79 (8 deaths) (48 recovered)
  • Noble: 14 (7 recovered)
  • Nowata: 25 (1 death) (22 recovered)
  • Okfuskee: 6 (6 recovered)
  • Oklahoma: 1,643 (64 deaths) (1,306 recovered)
  • Okmulgee: 30 (25 recovered)
  • Osage: 114 (8 deaths) (91 recovered)
  • Ottawa: 37 (2 deaths) (33 recovered)
  • Pawnee: 41 (2 deaths) (33 recovered)
  • Payne: 104 (1 death) (45 recovered)
  • Pittsburg: 43 (3 deaths) (39 recovered)
  • Pontotoc: 21 (2 deaths) (15 recovered)
  • Pottawatomie : 72 (4 deaths) (59 recovered)
  • Pushmataha: 7 (3 recovered)
  • Rogers: 99 (5 deaths) (79 recovered)
  • Seminole: 31 (3 deaths) (25 recovered)
  • Sequoyah: 21 (3 deaths) (14 recovered)
  • Stephens: 45 (1 death) (39 recovered)
  • Texas: 975 (6 deaths) (947 recovered)
  • Tillman: 23 (1 death) (22 recovered)
  • Tulsa: 1,653 (62 deaths) (1,059 recovered)
  • Wagoner: 171 (17 deaths) (136 recovered)
  • Washington: 350 (37 deaths) (300 recovered)
  • Washita: 2 (1 recovered)
  • Woods: 5 (4 recovered)
  • Woodward: 11 (5 recovered).

Officials say there were no additional deaths to report, saying the total remains at 359.

So far, there have been 1,117 hospitalizations across the state, and 149 patients are currently hospitalized.

According to health department data, officials believe 6,628 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.

image of a test tube with covid-19 marked positive
(Photo by Thomas Imo/Photothek via Getty Images)

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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The novel coronavirus was first detected in China late last year and has since spread to locations across the globe, including the United States.

While the full extent of COVID-19 is not known yet, reported illnesses have ranged from extremely mild to severe, some resulting in death. Officials say that 80 to 85 percent of cases of COVID-19 have been mild, similar to a cold or the flu.

Older people and those with underlying health conditions like heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes are at a greater risk for a serious case.

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