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1,497 COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths and 4,120 new recoveries for Tuesday


The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting 1,497 new positive COVID-19 cases for Tuesday, Jan. 5. Oklahoma’s seen 308,268 COVID-19 cases overall as 34,004 cases are active.

A total of 19 virus-related deaths were documented on Tuesday to put Oklahoma’s death toll to 2,571. Out of the 19, two of those were for Garfield county men, one being in the 50-64 age group, while the other male was in the 65 or older age group. Other new local deaths to report include a Pawnee County male and Payne County female that were both in the 65 or older age group.

Kay County saw an increase with 16 new COVID-19 cases, putting the county at 3,540 cases, 34 deaths and 3,021 recoveries. Data for Kay County communities is posted below:


Ponca City – 2,628 cases/17 deaths/2,233 recoveries

Blackwell – 420 cases/7 deaths/349 recoveries

Newkirk – 299 cases/2 death/259 recoveries

Tonkawa – 234 cases/7 deaths/206 recoveries

Kaw City – 46 cases/1 death/40 recoveries

Braman – 17 cases/0 deaths/13 recoveries


As for new COVID-19 cases in local counties, there are 28 for Garfield, 23 for Osage, 14 for Payne, nine for Logan, eight for Washington, five for Pawnee and three each for Grant and Noble. Complete data for local counties can be seen below:


Payne County – 6,226 cases/31 deaths/5,563 recoveries

Garfield County – 5,633 cases/46 deaths/5,167 recoveries

Kay County – 3,540 cases/34 deaths/3,021 recoveries

Washington County – 3,325 cases/60 deaths/2,944 recoveries

Osage County – 3,234 cases/27 deaths/2,822 recoveries

Logan County – 2,704 cases/8 deaths/2,370 recoveries

Pawnee County – 1,129 cases/14 deaths/966 recoveries

Noble County – 1,039 cases/7 deaths/902 recoveries

Grant County – 408 cases/5 deaths/359 recoveries


OSDH also reported 4,120 new recoveries for Tuesday, putting Oklahoma’s recovery total to 271,693. 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.

Health officials report that as of Tuesday, there have been 2,429,765 total negative test results, 17,554 hospitalizations and 1,909 people currently hospitalized due to COVID-19. There are 488 patients in ICU.

OSDH announced Tuesday that they plan to launch an online registration portal to help Oklahomans determine when they’re eligible for the vaccine and how to schedule. The registration portal will be functional for all Oklahomans on Thursday.