Oklahoma’s coronavirus cases climb by 2,200

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – As health officials continue to watch data coming in after the Thanksgiving holiday, Oklahoma experts say the state has seen an increase of 2,000 cases.

On Monday, data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 197,745 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March.

That’s an increase of 2,200 cases, or a 1.1% increase.

There were seven additional deaths caused by the virus, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 1,743.

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)

Instead of providing an exact number of hospitalizations of positive or suspected COVID-19 cases, the health department is now directing everyone to the hospital surge plan’s website.

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

  • Adair: 1,239 (13 deaths) (1,008 recovered)
  • Alfalfa: 390 (264 recovered)
  • Atoka: 856 (1 death) (754 recovered)
  • Beaver: 210 (2 death) (151 recovered)
  • Beckham: 1,388 (17 deaths) (1,139 recovered)
  • Blaine: 408 (2 deaths) (311 recovered)
  • Bryan: 2,817 (18 deaths) (2,410 recovered)
  • Caddo: 1,926 (32 deaths) (1,509 recovered)
  • Canadian: 7,002 (28 deaths) (5,964 recovered)
  • Carter: 1,737 (14 deaths) (1,359 recovered)
  • Cherokee: 2,334 (10 deaths) (1,814 recovered)
  • Choctaw: 708 (4 deaths) (610 recovered)
  • Cimarron: 80 (62 recovered)
  • Cleveland: 12,978 (128 deaths) (10,872 recovered)
  • Coal: 321 (1 death) (269 recovered)
  • Comanche: 4,877 (33 deaths) (3,875 recovered)
  • Cotton: 250 (3 deaths) (170 recovered)
  • Craig: 957 (3 deaths) (802 recovered)
  • Creek: 2,706 (51 deaths) (2,222 recovered)
  • Custer: 2,031 (16 deaths) (1,599 recovered)
  • Delaware: 1,953 (39 deaths) (1,643 recovered)
  • Dewey: 236 (1 death) (162 recovered)
  • Ellis: 220 (125 recovered)
  • Garfield: 3,985 (37 deaths) (3,210 recovered)
  • Garvin: 1,610 (15 deaths) (1,340 recovered)
  • Grady: 2,746 (23 deaths) (2,273 recovered)
  • Grant: 212 (5 deaths) (182 recovered)
  • Greer: 273 (8 deaths) (212 recovered)
  • Harmon: 108 (89 recovered)
  • Harper: 237 (2 deaths) (146 recovered)
  • Haskell: 646 (6 deaths) (567 recovered)
  • Hughes: 602 (7 deaths) (537 recovered)
  • Jackson: 1,911 (31 deaths) (1,602 recovered)
  • Jefferson: 221 (2 death) (154 recovered)
  • Johnston: 534 (5 deaths) (436 recovered)
  • Kay: 1,891 (25 deaths) (1,483 recovered)
  • Kingfisher: 909 (6 deaths) (780 recovered)
  • Kiowa: 365 (6 deaths) (272 recovered)
  • Latimer: 310 (3 deaths) (282 recovered)
  • Le Flore: 2,456 (26 deaths) (2,180 recovered)
  • Lincoln: 1,370 (26 deaths) (1,129 recovered)
  • Logan: 1,529 (3 deaths) (1,199 recovered)
  • Love: 612 (1 death) (480 recovered)
  • Major: 519 (2 death) (376 recovered)
  • Marshall: 771 (3 deaths) (614 recovered)
  • Mayes: 1,642 (19 deaths) (1,315 recovered)
  • McClain: 2,475 (17 deaths) (2,053 recovered)
  • McCurtain: 2,302 (45 deaths) (1,992 recovered)
  • McIntosh: 846 (13 deaths) (708 recovered)
  • Murray: 654 (5 deaths) (524 recovered)
  • Muskogee: 4,325 (33 deaths) (3,506 recovered)
  • Noble: 551 (4 deaths) (358 recovered)
  • Nowata: 422 (5 deaths) (356 recovered)
  • Okfuskee: 1,045 (13 deaths) (839 recovered)
  • Oklahoma: 40,259 (292 deaths) (32,808 recovered)
  • Okmulgee: 1,817 (21 deaths) (1,561 recovered)
  • Osage: 2,005 (18 deaths) (1,776 recovered)
  • Other: 55 (27 recovered)
  • Ottawa: 1,765 (22 deaths) (1,547 recovered)
  • Pawnee: 601 (8 deaths) (516 recovered)
  • Payne: 4,272 (19 deaths) (3,749 recovered)
  • Pittsburg: 1,917 (21 deaths) (1,686 recovered)
  • Pontotoc: 2,001 (11 deaths) (1,570 recovered)
  • Pottawatomie: 3,660 (23 deaths) (2,944 recovered)
  • Pushmataha: 422 (6 deaths) (381 recovered)
  • Roger Mills: 168 (5 deaths) (111 recovered)
  • Rogers: 4,152 (65 deaths) (3,477 recovered)
  • Seminole: 1,261 (11 deaths) (1,077 recovered)
  • Sequoyah: 1,833 (14 deaths) (1,598 recovered)
  • Stephens: 1,706 (17 deaths) (1,307 recovered)
  • Texas: 2,407 (12 deaths) (2,178 recovered)
  • Tillman: 347 (5 deaths) (264 recovered)
  • Tulsa: 33,569 (269 deaths) (28,263 recovered)
  • Wagoner: 2,845 (35 deaths) (2,471 recovered)
  • Washington: 2,081 (47 deaths) (1,740 recovered)
  • Washita: 437 (2 deaths) (307 recovered)
  • Woods: 529 (1 death) (400 recovered)
  • Woodward: 1,933 (7 deaths) (1,681 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 32,275 active cases of COVID-19 across Oklahoma.

According to health department data on Monday, officials believe 163,727 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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