Oklahoma’s COVID-19 cases surpass 140,000

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Community leaders across the state say they are concerned about the rising number of hospitalizations related to COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

On Tuesday, data from Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 140,157 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March.

That’s an increase of 1,702 cases, or a 1.2% increase.

There were seven additional deaths caused by the virus, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 1,451.

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)

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

  • Adair: 976 (13 deaths) (734 recovered)
  • Alfalfa: 155 (132 recovered)
  • Atoka: 527 (1 death) (454 recovered)
  • Beaver: 125 (1 death) (93 recovered)
  • Beckham: 1,029 (15 deaths) (896 recovered)
  • Blaine: 268 (2 deaths) (222 recovered)
  • Bryan: 2,018 (16 deaths) (1,592 recovered)
  • Caddo: 1,310 (26 deaths) (1,128 recovered)
  • Canadian: 4,807 (24 deaths) (4,032 recovered)
  • Carter: 1,095 (12 deaths) (884 recovered)
  • Cherokee: 1,610 (8 deaths) (1,336 recovered)
  • Choctaw: 560 (2 deaths) (462 recovered)
  • Cimarron: 47 (39 recovered)
  • Cleveland: 9,673 (113 deaths) (8,258 recovered)
  • Coal: 170 (104 recovered)
  • Comanche: 3,063 (22 deaths) (2,566 recovered)
  • Cotton: 127 (3 deaths) (101 recovered)
  • Craig: 708 (2 deaths) (619 recovered)
  • Creek: 1,889 (41 deaths) (1,570 recovered)
  • Custer: 1,337 (7 deaths) (1,109 recovered)
  • Delaware: 1,481 (30 deaths) (1,216 recovered)
  • Dewey: 117 (1 death) (90 recovered)
  • Ellis: 52 (30 recovered)
  • Garfield: 2,827 (31 deaths) (2,460 recovered)
  • Garvin: 997 (8 deaths) (732 recovered)
  • Grady: 1,884 (18 deaths) (1,648 recovered)
  • Grant: 145 (2 deaths) (113 recovered)
  • Greer: 177 (8 deaths) (146 recovered)
  • Harmon: 90 (72 recovered)
  • Harper: 99 (2 deaths) (79 recovered)
  • Haskell: 500 (5 deaths) (386 recovered)
  • Hughes: 463 (7 deaths) (394 recovered)
  • Jackson: 1,327 (18 deaths) (1,112 recovered)
  • Jefferson: 105 (1 death) (79 recovered)
  • Johnston: 371 (4 deaths) (294 recovered)
  • Kay: 1,132 (18 deaths) (894 recovered)
  • Kingfisher: 656 (6 deaths) (576 recovered)
  • Kiowa: 226 (3 deaths) (177 recovered)
  • Latimer: 254 (3 deaths) (214 recovered)
  • Le Flore: 1,913 (25 deaths) (1,689 recovered)
  • Lincoln: 951 (23 deaths) (789 recovered)
  • Logan: 995 (3 deaths) (879 recovered)
  • Love: 331 (1 death) (281 recovered)
  • Major: 282 (2 death) (196 recovered)
  • Marshall: 391 (2 deaths) (283 recovered)
  • Mayes: 1,135 (17 deaths) (942 recovered)
  • McClain: 1,678 (16 deaths) (1,330 recovered)
  • McCurtain: 1,848 (41 deaths) (1,568 recovered)
  • McIntosh: 606 (12 deaths) (501 recovered)
  • Murray: 409 (3 deaths) (319 recovered)
  • Muskogee: 2,832 (28 deaths) (2,278 recovered)
  • Noble: 268 (3 deaths) (189 recovered)
  • Nowata: 312 (4 deaths) (262 recovered)
  • Okfuskee: 696 (8 deaths) (533 recovered)
  • Oklahoma: 28,213 (250 deaths) (23,461 recovered)
  • Okmulgee: 1,443 (14 deaths) (1,202 recovered)
  • Osage: 1,553 (17 deaths) (1,387 recovered)
  • Other: 62 (4 recovered)
  • Ottawa: 1,405 (21 deaths) (1,240 recovered)
  • Pawnee: 392 (5 deaths) (336 recovered)
  • Payne: 3,250 (15 deaths) (2,831 recovered)
  • Pittsburg: 1,452 (21 deaths) (1,253 recovered)
  • Pontotoc: 1,179 (6 deaths) (859 recovered)
  • Pottawatomie: 2,567 (19 deaths) (2,235 recovered)
  • Pushmataha: 339 (6 deaths) (290 recovered)
  • Roger Mills: 103 (4 deaths) (82 recovered)
  • Rogers: 2,916 (57 deaths) (2,441 recovered)
  • Seminole: 962 (7 deaths) (787 recovered)
  • Sequoyah: 1,489 (14 deaths) (1,221 recovered)
  • Stephens: 989 (9 deaths) (757 recovered)
  • Texas: 2,006 (10 deaths) (1,821 recovered)
  • Tillman: 207 (4 deaths) (153 recovered)
  • Tulsa: 25,024 (228 deaths) (21,744 recovered)
  • Wagoner: 2,128 (31 deaths) (1,913 recovered)
  • Washington: 1,540 (43 deaths) (1,331 recovered)
  • Washita: 224 (2 deaths) (182 recovered)
  • Woods: 253 (1 death) (190 recovered)
  • Woodward: 1,417 (6 deaths) (1,272 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.

As of Tuesday, officials say there are 1,102 people currently hospitalized with either a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19.

In all, officials believe there are 20,632 active cases of COVID-19 across Oklahoma.

According to health department data on Tuesday, officials believe 118,074 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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