Oklahoma reports 16 additional deaths, 3,700 new COVID-19 cases

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – As we’re approaching Thanksgiving, officials say we’ve seen another large jump in the number of new COVID-19 cases.

On Wednesday, data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 184,342 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March.

That’s an increase of 3,732 cases, or a 2.1% increase.

There were 16 additional deaths caused by the virus, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 1,680.

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)

Officials say there were 1,604 people in Oklahoma hospitals with either a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

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

  • Adair: 1,149 (13 deaths) (957 recovered)
  • Alfalfa: 361 (173 recovered)
  • Atoka: 808 (1 death) (626 recovered)
  • Beaver: 178 (2 death) (142 recovered)
  • Beckham: 1,286 (17 deaths) (1,064 recovered)
  • Blaine: 359 (2 deaths) (279 recovered)
  • Bryan: 2,710(18 deaths) (2,226 recovered)
  • Caddo: 1,729 (32 deaths) (1,403 recovered)
  • Canadian: 6,515 (27 deaths) (5,358 recovered)
  • Carter: 1,552 (13 deaths) (1,199 recovered)
  • Cherokee: 2,168 (10 deaths) (1,651 recovered)
  • Choctaw: 683 (4 deaths) (564 recovered)
  • Cimarron: 72 (57 recovered)
  • Cleveland: 12,180 (124 deaths) (10,150 recovered)
  • Coal: 289 (235 recovered)
  • Comanche: 4,439 (32 deaths) (3,486 recovered)
  • Cotton: 210 (3 deaths) (141 recovered)
  • Craig: 893 (3 deaths) (750 recovered)
  • Creek: 2,530 (44 deaths) (2,036 recovered)
  • Custer: 1,839 (12 deaths) (1,437 recovered)
  • Delaware: 1,856 (38 deaths) (1,533 recovered)
  • Dewey: 198 (1 death) (144 recovered)
  • Ellis: 168 (84 recovered)
  • Garfield: 3,649 (33 deaths) (2,912 recovered)
  • Garvin: 1,511 (12 deaths) (1,190 recovered)
  • Grady: 2,546 (21 deaths) (2,065 recovered)
  • Grant: 200 (4 deaths) (163 recovered)
  • Greer: 245 (8 deaths) (190 recovered)
  • Harmon: 101 (87 recovered)
  • Harper: 188 (2 deaths) (116 recovered)
  • Haskell: 630 (6 deaths) (522 recovered)
  • Hughes: 563 (7 deaths) (482 recovered)
  • Jackson: 1,782 (30 deaths) (1,464 recovered)
  • Jefferson: 194 (2 death) (125 recovered)
  • Johnston: 501 (4 deaths) (413 recovered)
  • Kay: 1,696 (25 deaths) (1,321 recovered)
  • Kingfisher: 852 (6 deaths) (715 recovered)
  • Kiowa: 317 (6 deaths) (241 recovered)
  • Latimer: 303 (3 deaths) (271 recovered)
  • Le Flore: 2,354 (26 deaths) (2,027 recovered)
  • Lincoln: 1,266 (26 deaths) (1,031 recovered)
  • Logan: 1,358 (3 deaths) (1,068 recovered)
  • Love: 569 (1 death) (417 recovered)
  • Major: 464 (2 death) (317 recovered)
  • Marshall: 716 (3 deaths) (521 recovered)
  • Mayes: 1,526 (17 deaths) (1,188 recovered)
  • McClain: 2,331 (17 deaths) (1,865 recovered)
  • McCurtain: 2,242 (44 deaths) (1,882 recovered)
  • McIntosh: 809 (13 deaths) (639 recovered)
  • Murray: 595 (4 deaths) (474 recovered)
  • Muskogee: 4,103 (30 deaths) (2,904 recovered)
  • Noble: 488 (4 deaths) (321 recovered)
  • Nowata: 389 (5 deaths) (329 recovered)
  • Okfuskee: 1,031 (13 deaths) (719 recovered)
  • Oklahoma: 37,441 (285 deaths) (29,531 recovered)
  • Okmulgee: 1,736 (20 deaths) (1,482 recovered)
  • Osage: 1,902 (18 deaths) (1,671 recovered)
  • Other: 71 (16 recovered)
  • Ottawa: 1,681 (22 deaths) (1,472 recovered)
  • Pawnee: 556 (6 deaths) (478 recovered)
  • Payne: 4,050 (18 deaths) (3,492 recovered)
  • Pittsburg: 1,842 (21 deaths) (1,570 recovered)
  • Pontotoc: 1,852 (10 deaths) (1,368 recovered)
  • Pottawatomie: 3,342 (23 deaths) (2,693 recovered)
  • Pushmataha: 408 (6 deaths) (357 recovered)
  • Roger Mills: 157 (5 deaths) (101 recovered)
  • Rogers: 3,848 (63 deaths) (3,145 recovered)
  • Seminole: 1,189 (11 deaths) (1,019 recovered)
  • Sequoyah: 1,771 (14 deaths) (1,499 recovered)
  • Stephens: 1,549 (16 deaths) (1,125 recovered)
  • Texas: 2,318 (12 deaths) (2,094 recovered)
  • Tillman: 309 (5 deaths) (236 recovered)
  • Tulsa: 31,333 (260 deaths) (26,221 recovered)
  • Wagoner: 2,697 (35 deaths) (2,296 recovered)
  • Washington: 1,923 (46 deaths) (1,619 recovered)
  • Washita: 373 (2 deaths) (257 recovered)
  • Woods: 505 (1 death) (365 recovered)
  • Woodward: 1,798 (7 deaths) (1,564 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 33,317 active cases of COVID-19 across Oklahoma.

According to health department data on Wednesday, officials believe 149,345 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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