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1,194 New COVID-19 Cases For Tuesday, Over 4,000 New Recoveries Reported


The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting 1,194 new COVID-19 cases for Tuesday, Dec. 29. Oklahoma’s seen 283,781 COVID-19 cases overall as 32,628 cases are active.

A total of 22 virus-related deaths were documented for Tuesday, bringing Oklahoma’s death toll to 2,405. One death being a Kay County resident from Tonkawa, and another being a Garfield County resident.

Kay County saw an increase with five new COVID-19 cases, putting the county at 3,159 COVID-19 cases, 31 deaths and 2,666 recoveries. There are around 462 active COVID-19 cases for Kay County, and data for local communities is posted below.


Ponca City – 2,325 cases/16 deaths/1,961 recoveries

Blackwell – 373 cases/6 deaths/312 recoveries

Newkirk – 268 cases/1 death/230 recoveries

Tonkawa – 216 cases/7 deaths/181 recoveries

Kaw City – 41 cases/1 death/35 recoveries

Braman – 13 cases/0 deaths/10 recoveries


As for new COVID-19 cases in local counties, there are 10 for Payne, nine each for Logan and Washington, five for Osage and three for Garfield.


Payne County – 5,686 cases/27 deaths/5,188 recoveries

Garfield County – 5,350 cases/43 deaths/4,816 recoveries

Kay County – 3,159 cases/31 deaths/2,666 recoveries

Washington County – 3,072 cases/58 deaths/2,713 recoveries

Osage County – 2,902 cases/25 deaths/2,554 recoveries

Logan County – 2,504 cases/7 deaths/2,122 recoveries

Pawnee County – 989 cases/10 deaths/836 recoveries

Noble County – 946 cases/7 deaths/820 recoveries

Grant County – 375 cases/5 deaths/327 recoveries


The amount of new recoveries reported for Tuesday more than doubled the amount of new COVID-19 cases. OSDH is reporting 4,072 new recoveries as Oklahoma has seen 248,748 recoveries overall. In order for a recovery to count, the recovered patient must not be deceased or hospitalized and it has been 14 days since their report.

As of Thursday, Dec. 24, health officials report that there have been 2,314,672 negative test results, 16,289 total hospitalizations and 1,729 Oklahomans currently hospitalized due to COVID-19.