Oklahoma’s COVID-19 deaths surpass 3,000

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Authorities say Oklahoma has surpassed 3,000 COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began last year.

On Tuesday, data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 358,374 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March.

That’s an increase of 1,558 cases or a 0.4% increase.

There were 43 additional deaths caused by the virus, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 3,037.

Medical staff attending to patients with COVID-19 wear protective equipment in a unit dedicated to treatment of the coronavirus at UW Health in Madison, Wis. Conditions inside the nation’s hospitals are deteriorating by the day as the coronavirus rages through the country at an unrelenting pace. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)
Medical staff attending to patients with COVID-19 wear protective equipment in a unit dedicated to treatment of the coronavirus at UW Health in Madison, Wis. Conditions inside the nation’s hospitals are deteriorating by the day as the coronavirus rages through the country at an unrelenting pace. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

Right now, officials say there are 1,866 people in Oklahoma hospitals with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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

  • Adair: 2,544 (17 deaths) (2,103 recovered)
  • Alfalfa: 1,044 (5 deaths) (968 recovered)
  • Atoka: 1,556 (6 deaths) (1,412 recovered)
  • Beaver: 351 (3 deaths) (334 recovered)
  • Beckham: 2,329 (26 deaths) (2,129 recovered)
  • Blaine: 803 (5 deaths) (719 recovered)
  • Bryan: 4,858 (44 deaths) (4,286 recovered)
  • Caddo: 3,330 (43 deaths) (2,963 recovered)
  • Canadian: 13,242 (59 deaths) (12,094 recovered)
  • Carter: 4,498 (20 deaths) (3,718 recovered)
  • Cherokee: 4,744 (25 deaths) (4,084 recovered)
  • Choctaw: 1,353 (8 deaths) (1,207 recovered)
  • Cimarron: 117 (1 death) (104 recovered)
  • Cleveland: 23,922 (191 deaths) (21,006 recovered)
  • Coal: 584 (7 deaths) (528 recovered)
  • Comanche: 8,863 (89 deaths) (7,718 recovered)
  • Cotton: 533 (12 deaths) (446 recovered)
  • Craig: 1,725 (8 deaths) (1,553 recovered)
  • Creek: 5,208 (81 deaths) (4,530 recovered)
  • Custer: 3,563 (39 deaths) (3,305 recovered)
  • Delaware: 3,814 (50 deaths) (3,308 recovered)
  • Dewey: 482 (4 deaths) (451 recovered)
  • Ellis: 330 (1 death) (310 recovered)
  • Garfield: 6,391 (53 deaths) (5,836 recovered)
  • Garvin: 2,968 (23 deaths) (2,603 recovered)
  • Grady: 4,858 (46 deaths) (4,395 recovered)
  • Grant: 457 (5 deaths) (425 recovered)
  • Greer: 438 (10 deaths) (395 recovered)
  • Harmon: 249 (1 death) (231 recovered)
  • Harper: 379 (3 deaths) (356 recovered)
  • Haskell: 1,049 (7 deaths) (930 recovered)
  • Hughes: 980 (12 deaths) (860 recovered)
  • Jackson: 2,609 (40 deaths) (2,393 recovered)
  • Jefferson: 583 (4 deaths) (514 recovered)
  • Johnston: 1,102 (12 deaths) (944 recovered)
  • Kay: 4,297 (48 deaths) (3,763 recovered)
  • Kingfisher: 1,748 (15 deaths) (1,585 recovered)
  • Kiowa: 663 (12 deaths) (585 recovered)
  • Latimer: 668 (7 deaths) (595 recovered)
  • Le Flore: 4,482 (34 deaths) (4,058 recovered)
  • Lincoln: 2,592 (37 deaths) (2,325 recovered)
  • Logan: 3,334 (17 deaths) (2,918 recovered)
  • Love: 1,246 (8 deaths) (1,073 recovered)
  • Major: 831 (4 deaths) (757 recovered)
  • Marshall: 1,532 (9 deaths) (1,322 recovered)
  • Mayes: 3,232 (28 deaths) (2,819 recovered)
  • McClain: 4,351 (32 deaths) (3,862 recovered)
  • McCurtain: 3,277 (57 deaths) (2,978 recovered)
  • McIntosh: 1,646 (22 deaths) (1,417 recovered)
  • Murray: 1,560 (14 deaths) (1,340 recovered)
  • Muskogee: 7,888 (60 deaths) (6,939 recovered)
  • Noble: 1,165 (8 deaths) (1,038 recovered)
  • Nowata: 912 (12 deaths) (779 recovered)
  • Okfuskee: 1,580 (16 deaths) (1,456 recovered)
  • Oklahoma: 69,587 (507 deaths) (62,525 recovered)
  • Okmulgee: 3,105 (34 deaths) (2,800 recovered)
  • Osage: 3,751 (34 deaths) (3,332 recovered)
  • Other: 146 (93 recovered)
  • Ottawa: 3,234 (33 deaths) (2,961 recovered)
  • Pawnee: 1,363 (18 deaths) (1,173 recovered)
  • Payne: 7,200 (36 deaths) (6,602 recovered)
  • Pittsburg: 3,772 (26 deaths) (3,376 recovered)
  • Pontotoc: 3,999 (31 deaths) (3,496 recovered)
  • Pottawatomie: 6,710 (46 deaths) (6,084 recovered)
  • Pushmataha: 841 (8 deaths) (766 recovered)
  • Roger Mills: 350 (6 deaths) (273 recovered)
  • Rogers: 8,284 (91 deaths) (7,345 recovered)
  • Seminole: 2,293 (25 deaths) (2,025 recovered)
  • Sequoyah: 3,273 (23 deaths) (2,863 recovered)
  • Stephens: 3,863 (35 deaths) (3,451 recovered)
  • Texas: 3,244 (18 deaths) (3,083 recovered)
  • Tillman: 658 (11 deaths) (582 recovered)
  • Tulsa: 58,851 (502 deaths) (52,274 recovered)
  • Wagoner: 6,218 (63 deaths) (5,383 recovered)
  • Washington: 3,877 (68 deaths) (3,392 recovered)
  • Washita: 941 (5 deaths) (863 recovered)
  • Woods: 1,105 (5 deaths) (1,037 recovered)
  • Woodward: 2,849 (12 deaths) (2,655 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 36,136 active cases of COVID-19 across Oklahoma.

According to health department data on Tuesday, officials believe 319,201 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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