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OSDH reports over 2,500 new COVID-19 cases Thursday


The Oklahoma State Department of Health documented 2,502 new COVID-19 cases for Thursday, August 19.


According to the situation report, Oklahoma’s seen an overall total of 521,525 COVID-19 cases as 19,887 cases are active. The new cases 7 day average 2,215. The CDC provisional death count is 8,938.


Locally, Kay County has seen 5,795 COVID-19 cases, 132 deaths and 5,522 recoveries. Therefor, Kay County has 141 active COVID-19 cases.


If you’re needing to get tested for COVID-19, the Kay County Health Department has COVID-19 testing available by appointment only at the Ponca City clinic on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Make an appointment by calling 580-762-1641. COVID-19 testing is NOT available at the Blackwell clinic.


Data for Kay County communities is posted below:


PONCA CITY – 4,197 COVID-19 cases/86 deaths/4,006 recoveries

BLACKWELL – 779 COVID-19 cases/29 deaths/724 recoveries

NEWKIRK – 486 COVID-19 cases/7 deaths/473 recoveries

TONKAWA – 405 COVID-19 cases/15 deaths/381 recoveries

KAW CITY – 73 COVID-19 cases/3 deaths/66 recoveries

BRAMAN – 28 COVID-19 cases/1 death/26 recoveries


As for the COVID-19 vaccine, a total of 3,631,632 doses have been administered. This includes 2,013,892 Oklahomans receiving the first dose and 1,650,107 Oklahomans that are fully vaccinated.


Register online to receive a notification when you’re eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at, or locate other vaccine opportunities at


Third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are available at the Kay County Health Department. Click here to learn more.