OSDH: Oklahoma’s COVID-19 death toll grows by 43

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Authorities say Oklahoma recorded 43 additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the death toll past 2,900.

On Friday, data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 348,044 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March.

That’s an increase of 3,538 cases or a 1% increase.

There were 43 additional deaths caused by the virus, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 2,925.

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 1,847 people in Oklahoma hospitals with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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

  • Adair: 2,480 (15 deaths) (1,994 recovered)
  • Alfalfa: 1,003 (5 deaths) (956 recovered)
  • Atoka: 1,516 (5 deaths) (1,360 recovered)
  • Beaver: 347 (3 deaths) (324 recovered)
  • Beckham: 2,261 (26 deaths) (2,048 recovered)
  • Blaine: 791 (4 deaths) (694 recovered)
  • Bryan: 4,758 (44 deaths) (4,126 recovered)
  • Caddo: 3,250 (41 deaths) (2,870 recovered)
  • Canadian: 12,900 (57 deaths) (11,679 recovered)
  • Carter: 4,291 (19 deaths) (3,375 recovered)
  • Cherokee: 4,605 (25 deaths) (3,874 recovered)
  • Choctaw: 1,324 (8 deaths) (1,157 recovered)
  • Cimarron: 116 (1 death) (103 recovered)
  • Cleveland: 23,169 (183 deaths) (20,239 recovered)
  • Coal: 573 (6 deaths) (511 recovered)
  • Comanche: 8,556 (85 deaths) (7,401 recovered)
  • Cotton: 513 (12 deaths) (432 recovered)
  • Craig: 1,673 (7 deaths) (1,511 recovered)
  • Creek: 5,039 (74 deaths) (4,313 recovered)
  • Custer: 3,520 (39 deaths) (3,189 recovered)
  • Delaware: 3,684 (46 deaths) (3,175 recovered)
  • Dewey: 475 (4 deaths) (442 recovered)
  • Ellis: 328 (1 death) (306 recovered)
  • Garfield: 6,234 (50 deaths) (5,662 recovered)
  • Garvin: 2,867 (23 deaths) (2,508 recovered)
  • Grady: 4,737 (42 deaths) (4,218 recovered)
  • Grant: 446 (5 deaths) (413 recovered)
  • Greer: 427 (10 deaths) (383 recovered)
  • Harmon: 246 (1 death) (231 recovered)
  • Harper: 376 (3 deaths) (351 recovered)
  • Haskell: 1,024 (7 deaths) (896 recovered)
  • Hughes: 956 (11 deaths) (836 recovered)
  • Jackson: 2,559 (38 deaths) (2,337 recovered)
  • Jefferson: 564 (4 deaths) (482 recovered)
  • Johnston: 1,074 (11 deaths) (881 recovered)
  • Kay: 4,137 (47 deaths) (3,562 recovered)
  • Kingfisher: 1,701 (15 deaths) (1,541 recovered)
  • Kiowa: 651 (12 deaths) (566 recovered)
  • Latimer: 650 (7 deaths) (572 recovered)
  • Le Flore: 4,362 (34 deaths) (3,852 recovered)
  • Lincoln: 2,527 (37 deaths) (2,225 recovered)
  • Logan: 3,209 (15 deaths) (2,808 recovered)
  • Love: 1,201 (8 deaths) (1,009 recovered)
  • Major: 806 (4 deaths) (734 recovered)
  • Marshall: 1,480 (8 deaths) (1,247 recovered)
  • Mayes: 3,090 (27 deaths) (2,680 recovered)
  • McClain: 4,228 (31 deaths) (3,726 recovered)
  • McCurtain: 3,235 (57 deaths) (2,903 recovered)
  • McIntosh: 1,602 (21 deaths) (1,334 recovered)
  • Murray: 1,511 (12 deaths) (1,274 recovered)
  • Muskogee: 7,692 (58 deaths) (6,684 recovered)
  • Noble: 1,132 (7 deaths) (1,014 recovered)
  • Nowata: 871 (11 deaths) (739 recovered)
  • Okfuskee: 1,561 (15 deaths) (1,427 recovered)
  • Oklahoma: 67,719 (494 deaths) (60,570 recovered)
  • Okmulgee: 3,039 (34 deaths) (2,679 recovered)
  • Osage: 3,629 (33 deaths) (3,189 recovered)
  • Other: 133 (89 recovered)
  • Ottawa: 3,159 (32 deaths) (2,849 recovered)
  • Pawnee: 1,306 (17 deaths) (1,107 recovered)
  • Payne: 7,039 (34 deaths) (6,375 recovered)
  • Pittsburg: 3,650 (25 deaths) (3,228 recovered)
  • Pontotoc: 3,849 (31 deaths) (3,335 recovered)
  • Pottawatomie: 6,565 (43 deaths) (5,837 recovered)
  • Pushmataha: 827 (8 deaths) (722 recovered)
  • Roger Mills: 334 (6 deaths) (251 recovered)
  • Rogers: 8,048 (91 deaths) (6,925 recovered)
  • Seminole: 2,243 (22 deaths) (1,913 recovered)
  • Sequoyah: 3,184 (23 deaths) (2,734 recovered)
  • Stephens: 3,747 (32 deaths) (3,264 recovered)
  • Texas: 3,214 (18 deaths) (3,018 recovered)
  • Tillman: 640 (10 deaths) (556 recovered)
  • Tulsa: 56,914 (486 deaths) (50,310 recovered)
  • Wagoner: 5,946 (58 deaths) (5,075 recovered)
  • Washington: 3,762 (67 deaths) (3,258 recovered)
  • Washita: 920 (4 deaths) (834 recovered)
  • Woods: 1,081 (5 deaths) (1,013 recovered)
  • Woodward: 2,768 (11 deaths) (2,569 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 38,245 active cases of COVID-19 across Oklahoma.

According to health department data on Friday, officials believe 306,874 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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