OSDH: 48 additional COVID-19 deaths reported in Oklahoma

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Health officials in Oklahoma say 48 additional Oklahomans have passed away from COVID-19.

On Wednesday, data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 360,360 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March.

That’s an increase of 1,986 cases or a 0.6% increase.

There were 48 additional deaths caused by the virus, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 3,085.

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 1,776 people in Oklahoma hospitals with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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

  • Adair: 2,554 (17 deaths) (2,152 recovered)
  • Alfalfa: 1,047 (5 deaths) (977 recovered)
  • Atoka: 1,569 (6 deaths) (1,431 recovered)
  • Beaver: 352 (3 deaths) (334 recovered)
  • Beckham: 2,333 (27 deaths) (2,144 recovered)
  • Blaine: 805 (5 deaths) (731 recovered)
  • Bryan: 4,907 (44 deaths) (4,346 recovered)
  • Caddo: 3,342 (43 deaths) (3,007 recovered)
  • Canadian: 13,313 (59 deaths) (12,244 recovered)
  • Carter: 4,519 (21 deaths) (3,797 recovered)
  • Cherokee: 4,756 (26 deaths) (4,153 recovered)
  • Choctaw: 1,360 (9 deaths) (1,222 recovered)
  • Cimarron: 117 (1 death) (104 recovered)
  • Cleveland: 24,045 (193 deaths) (21,288 recovered)
  • Coal: 584 (8 deaths) (535 recovered)
  • Comanche: 8,907 (92 deaths) (7,844 recovered)
  • Cotton: 534 (13 deaths) (453 recovered)
  • Craig: 1,729 (8 deaths) (1,567 recovered)
  • Creek: 5,230 (81 deaths) (4,601 recovered)
  • Custer: 3,571 (40 deaths) (3,332 recovered)
  • Delaware: 3,818 (51 deaths) (3,372 recovered)
  • Dewey: 482 (4 deaths) (455 recovered)
  • Ellis: 330 (1 death) (310 recovered)
  • Garfield: 6,408 (55 deaths) (5,916 recovered)
  • Garvin: 2,978 (23 deaths) (2,639 recovered)
  • Grady: 4,875 (47 deaths) (4,451 recovered)
  • Grant: 459 (5 deaths) (424 recovered)
  • Greer: 439 (10 deaths) (399 recovered)
  • Harmon: 249 (1 death) (232 recovered)
  • Harper: 381 (3 deaths) (357 recovered)
  • Haskell: 1,062 (7 deaths) (936 recovered)
  • Hughes: 997 (12 deaths) (865 recovered)
  • Jackson: 2,612 (40 deaths) (2,415 recovered)
  • Jefferson: 588 (4 deaths) (524 recovered)
  • Johnston: 1,105 (12 deaths) (964 recovered)
  • Kay: 4,338(51 deaths) (3,816 recovered)
  • Kingfisher: 1,753 (15 deaths) (1,599 recovered)
  • Kiowa: 664 (12 deaths) (591 recovered)
  • Latimer: 674 (7 deaths) (604 recovered)
  • Le Flore: 4,533 (36 deaths) (4,111 recovered)
  • Lincoln: 2,610 (37 deaths) (2,347 recovered)
  • Logan: 3,350 (17 deaths) (2,952 recovered)
  • Love: 1,244 (8 deaths) (1,085 recovered)
  • Major: 834 (4 deaths) (766 recovered)
  • Marshall: 1,537 (9 deaths) (1,348 recovered)
  • Mayes: 3,294 (28 deaths) (2,841 recovered)
  • McClain: 4,368 (33 deaths) (3,903 recovered)
  • McCurtain: 3,285 (57 deaths) (2,990 recovered)
  • McIntosh: 1,6547 (24 deaths) (1,439 recovered)
  • Murray: 1,583 (14 deaths) (1,370 recovered)
  • Muskogee: 7,920 (62 deaths) (7,026 recovered)
  • Noble: 1,175 (8 deaths) (1,053 recovered)
  • Nowata: 917 (12 deaths) (799 recovered)
  • Okfuskee: 1,594 (16 deaths) (1,466 recovered)
  • Oklahoma: 70,044 (512 deaths) (63,192 recovered)
  • Okmulgee: 3,125 (35 deaths) (2,831 recovered)
  • Osage: 3,774 (35 deaths) (3,377 recovered)
  • Other: 154 (97 recovered)
  • Ottawa: 3,253 (33 deaths) (2,989 recovered)
  • Pawnee: 1,370 (18 deaths) (1,186 recovered)
  • Payne: 7,229 (37 deaths) (6,672 recovered)
  • Pittsburg: 3,799 (27 deaths) (3,413 recovered)
  • Pontotoc: 4,027 (32 deaths) (3,551 recovered)
  • Pottawatomie: 6,735 (47 deaths) (6,162 recovered)
  • Pushmataha: 844 (8 deaths) (773 recovered)
  • Roger Mills: 350 (6 deaths) (279 recovered)
  • Rogers: 8,346 (92 deaths) (7,456 recovered)
  • Seminole: 2,302 (25 deaths) (2,050 recovered)
  • Sequoyah: 3,284 (23 deaths) (2,907 recovered)
  • Stephens: 3,895 (37 deaths) (3,496 recovered)
  • Texas: 3,247 (18 deaths) (3,096 recovered)
  • Tillman: 659 (12 deaths) (590 recovered)
  • Tulsa: 59,160 (509 deaths) (53,004 recovered)
  • Wagoner: 6,280 (63 deaths) (5,468 recovered)
  • Washington: 3,892 (68 deaths) (3,435 recovered)
  • Washita: 943 (5 deaths) (869 recovered)
  • Woods: 1,110 (5 deaths) (1,045 recovered)
  • Woodward: 2,854 (12 deaths) (2,675 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 34,035 active cases of COVID-19 across Oklahoma.

According to health department data on Wednesday, officials believe 323,240 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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