Number of OK COVID-19 cases rises by 478 in 24 hours

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahoma State Health Department officials say the Sooner State saw another record-breaking number of new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.

On Sunday morning, data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 10,515 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March. 

That’s an increase of 478 cases over the past 24 hours, or a 4.8% jump.

For the past week, health officials say they have seen a steady incline in cases across the state as more people go out in public and community spread increases.

The cases are in the following counties:

  • Adair: 107 (4 deaths) (89 recovered)
  • Alfalfa: 1 (1 recovered)
  • Atoka: 13 (6 recovered)
  • Beaver: 30 (30 recovered)
  • Beckham: 8 (7 recovered)
  • Blaine: 14 (10 recovered)
  • Bryan: 71 (1 death) (43 recovered)
  • Caddo: 180 (10 deaths) (161 recovered)
  • Canadian: 197 (3 deaths) (148 recovered)
  • Carter: 69 (1 death) (56 recovered)
  • Cherokee: 66 (1 death) (37 recovered)
  • Choctaw: 107 (1 death) (98 recovered)
  • Cimarron: 1 ( 1 recovered)
  • Cleveland: 677 (40 deaths) (506 recovered)
  • Coal: 6 (4 recovered)
  • Comanche: 365 (5 deaths) (312 recovered)
  • Cotton: 5 (2 deaths) (3 recovered)
  • Craig: 18 (16 recovered)
  • Creek: 123 (7 deaths) (99 recovered)
  • Custer: 49 (38 recovered)
  • Delaware: 117 (16 deaths) (89 recovered)
  • Dewey: 4 (2 recovered)
  • Garfield: 55 (1 death) (46 recovered)
  • Garvin: 45 (1 death) (22 recovered)
  • Grady: 125 (5 deaths) (112 recovered)
  • Grant: 2 (2 recovered)
  • Greer: 66 (7 deaths) (57 recovered)
  • Harper: 1 (1 recovered)
  • Haskell: 7 (6 recovered)
  • Hughes: 5 (3 recovered)
  • Jackson: 32 (3 deaths) (25 recovered)
  • Jefferson: 4 (4 recovered)
  • Johnston: 8 (5 recovered)
  • Kay: 80 (7 deaths) (55 recovered)
  • Kingfisher: 19 (12 recovered)
  • Kiowa: 6 (5 recovered)
  • Latimer: 7 (1 deaths) (5 recovered)
  • Le Flore: 27 (1 death) (16 recovered)
  • Lincoln: 26 (2 deaths) (21 recovered)
  • Logan: 28 (1 death) (20 recovered)
  • Love: 26 (22 recovered)
  • Major: 8 (1 death) (5 recovered)
  • Marshall: 22 (13 recovered)
  • Mayes: 69 (4 deaths) (37 recovered)
  • McClain: 130 (4 deaths) (108 recovered)
  • McCurtain: 302 (2 deaths) (116 recovered)
  • McIntosh: 38 (1 death) (14 recovered)
  • Murray: 13 (10 recovered)
  • Muskogee: 94 (9 deaths) (53 recovered)
  • Noble: 28 (11 recovered)
  • Nowata: 28 (1 death) (23 recovered)
  • Okfuskee: 7 (6 recovered)
  • Oklahoma: 2,099 (65 deaths) (1,502 recovered)
  • Okmulgee: 45 (31 recovered)
  • Osage: 140 (8 deaths) (102 recovered)
  • Ottawa: 44 (2 deaths) (35 recovered)
  • Pawnee: 48 (2 deaths) (35 recovered)
  • Payne: 242 (1 death) (63 recovered)
  • Pittsburg: 48 (3 deaths) (40 recovered)
  • Pontotoc: 27 (2 deaths) (19 recovered)
  • Pottawatomie: 85 (4 deaths) (64 recovered)
  • Pushmataha: 8 (5 recovered)
  • Rogers: 126 (5 deaths) (91 recovered)
  • Seminole: 35 (3 deaths) (30 recovered)
  • Sequoyah: 25 (3 deaths) (16 recovered)
  • Stephens: 49 (1 death) (42 recovered)
  • Texas: 980 (6 deaths) (964 recovered)
  • Tillman: 23 (1 death) (22 recovered)
  • Tulsa: 2,349 (66 deaths) (1,408 recovered)
  • Wagoner: 210 (17 deaths) (144 recovered)
  • Washington: 375 (38 deaths) (312 recovered)
  • Washita: 3 (2 recovered)
  • Woods: 5 (5 recovered)
  • Woodward: 12 (8 recovered).

Officials say there was one additional death in Grady County to report occurring in the past 24 hours.

Officials say the state has recorded 369 total deaths connected to COVID-19.

So far, there have been 1,243 hospitalizations across the state.

According to health department data, officials believe 7,531 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.

image of a test tube with covid-19 marked positive
(Photo by Thomas Imo/Photothek via Getty Images)

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.

Starbucks closing down eating areas amid coronavirus
Starbucks closed down eating areas back in March by blocking off tables.

The novel coronavirus was first detected in China late last year and has since spread to locations across the globe, including the United States.

While the full extent of COVID-19 is not known yet, reported illnesses have ranged from extremely mild to severe, some resulting in death. Officials say that 80 to 85 percent of cases of COVID-19 have been mild, similar to a cold or the flu.

Older people and those with underlying health conditions like heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes are at a greater risk for a serious case.

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