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597 new COVID-19 cases reported for Oklahoma on Wednesday, Kay and Osage counties see slight increase


An additional 597 positive COVID-19 cases were reported by the Oklahoma State Health Department on Wednesday, Aug. 19. Oklahoma has seen an overall total of 49,923 COVID-19 cases with 7,177 of those cases currently active.

Kay County has one new COVID-19 case, putting the county’s stats to 271 cases, 11 deaths and 231 recoveries. Therefor, Kay County has 29 active cases.

As for new cases in local counties, Payne County added 22, Garfield County saw 14, Washington County increased with five and Logan, Osage and Pawnee counties each have two.

OSDH is reporting 17 more virus-related deaths Wednesday, none of which occurred in northern Oklahoma. Oklahoma’s death toll is now at 699.

New data shows that 677 more individuals in Oklahoma have recovered from COVID-19, putting the state’s recovery total to 42,047. 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.



Payne County – 836 cases/4 deaths/723 recoveries

Washington County – 716 cases/39 deaths/592 recoveries

Garfield County – 656 cases/9 deaths/437 recoveries

Osage County – 575 cases/12 deaths/399 recoveries

Kay County – 271 cases/11 deaths/231 recoveries

Logan County – 248 cases/1 death/213 recoveries

Pawnee County – 172 cases/3 deaths/136 recoveries

Noble County – 92 cases/2 deaths/83 recoveries

Grant County – 17 cases/no deaths/16 recoveries