Oklahoma COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to break records as the state sees 1.3k new cases in 24 hours

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – As COVID-19 hospitalizations remain at record numbers in Oklahoma, officials say 13 additional people have died from the virus.

On Friday, data from Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 113,856 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March.

That’s an increase of 1,373 cases in 24 hours, or a 1.2% increase.

There were 13 additional deaths caused by the virus, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 1,234.

COVID-19 Update provided by the Oklahoma State Department of Health

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

  • Adair: 769 (11 deaths) (608 recovered)
  • Alfalfa: 115 (93 recovered)
  • Atoka: 423 (1 death) (362 recovered)
  • Beaver: 88 (1 death) (75 recovered)
  • Beckham: 867 (11 deaths) (684 recovered)
  • Blaine: 201 (1 death) (163 recovered)
  • Bryan: 1,467 (11 deaths) (1,178 recovered)
  • Caddo: 1,119 (26 deaths) (943 recovered)
  • Canadian: 3,754 (22 deaths) (2,964 recovered)
  • Carter: 793 (10 deaths) (660 recovered)
  • Cherokee: 1,356 (8 deaths) (1,161 recovered)
  • Choctaw: 439 (2 deaths) (366 recovered)
  • Cimarron: 36 (32 recovered)
  • Cleveland: 8,037 (89 deaths) (6,949 recovered)
  • Coal: 91 (75 recovered)
  • Comanche: 2,272 (17 deaths) (1,939 recovered)
  • Cotton: 96 (3 deaths) (70 recovered)
  • Craig: 611 (2 deaths) (555 recovered)
  • Creek: 1,536 (37 deaths) (1,324 recovered)
  • Custer: 1,046 (3 deaths) (935 recovered)
  • Delaware: 1,214 (27 deaths) (982 recovered)
  • Dewey: 89 (1 death) (71 recovered)
  • Ellis: 20 (14 recovered)
  • Garfield: 2,339 (25 deaths) (1,978 recovered)
  • Garvin: 613 (6 deaths) (505 recovered)
  • Grady: 1,559 (16 deaths) (1,337 recovered)
  • Grant: 88 (1 death) (66 recovered)
  • Greer: 145 (8 deaths) (116 recovered)
  • Harmon: 64 (59 recovered)
  • Harper: 65 (1 death) (37 recovered)
  • Haskell: 371 (5 deaths) (315 recovered)
  • Hughes: 379 (4 deaths) (317 recovered)
  • Jackson: 1,093 (13 deaths) (945 recovered)
  • Jefferson: 76 (59 recovered)
  • Johnston: 280 (4 deaths) (233 recovered)
  • Kay: 844 (16 deaths) (739 recovered)
  • Kingfisher: 532 (3 deaths) (449 recovered)
  • Kiowa: 171 (2 deaths) (126 recovered)
  • Latimer: 203 (2 deaths) (159 recovered)
  • Le Flore: 1,615 (22 deaths) (1,420 recovered)
  • Lincoln: 764 (20 deaths) (593 recovered)
  • Logan: 812 (2 deaths) (661 recovered)
  • Love: 262 (1 death) (239 recovered)
  • Major: 164 (2 death) (126 recovered)
  • Marshall: 269 (2 deaths) (215 recovered)
  • Mayes: 951 (13 deaths) (769 recovered)
  • McClain: 1,267 (9 deaths) (1,049 recovered)
  • McCurtain: 1,595 (38 deaths) (1,341 recovered)
  • McIntosh: 494 (9 deaths) (386 recovered)
  • Murray: 287 (2 deaths) (228 recovered)
  • Muskogee: 2,281 (28 deaths) (1,957 recovered)
  • Noble: 173 (3 deaths) (157 recovered)
  • Nowata: 243 (4 deaths) (191 recovered)
  • Okfuskee: 535 (6 deaths) (196 recovered)
  • Oklahoma: 22,816 (225 deaths) (19,904 recovered)
  • Okmulgee: 1,182 (8 deaths) (916 recovered)
  • Osage: 1,366 (13 deaths) (1,220 recovered)
  • Other: 12 (4 recovered)
  • Ottawa: 1,202 (9 deaths) (1,035 recovered)
  • Pawnee: 330 (5 deaths) (283 recovered)
  • Payne: 2,772 (12 deaths) (2,550 recovered)
  • Pittsburg: 1,221 (20 deaths) (1,038 recovered)
  • Pontotoc: 742 (4 deaths) (549 recovered)
  • Pottawatomie: 2,051 (14 deaths) (1,715 recovered)
  • Pushmataha: 261 (5 deaths) (224 recovered)
  • Roger Mills: 88 (4 deaths) (71 recovered)
  • Rogers: 2,375 (54 deaths) (2,038 recovered)
  • Seminole: 751 (6 deaths) (587 recovered)
  • Sequoyah: 1,209 (13 deaths) (1,002 recovered)
  • Stephens: 675 (8 deaths) (511 recovered)
  • Texas: 1,760 (10 deaths) (1,661 recovered)
  • Tillman: 141 (3 deaths) (121 recovered)
  • Tulsa: 21,239 (197 deaths) (18,715 recovered)
  • Wagoner: 1,850 (28 deaths) (1,639 recovered)
  • Washington: 1,275 (41 deaths) (1,090 recovered)
  • Washita: 175 (133 recovered)
  • Woods: 169 (134 recovered)
  • Woodward: 1,221 (5 deaths) (1,164 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 Friday, officials say there are 956 people currently hospitalized with either a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19.

In all, officials believe there are 15,132 active cases of COVID-19 across Oklahoma.

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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