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Fourth Kay County resident dies from COVID-19

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The Oklahoma State Department released their daily update at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 13, with information showing that a fourth person in Kay County has died due to the coronavirus. The person was a man in the age 65 and older group. As for positive cases reported dating back to March, Kay County is up from 43 to 45.

For surrounding counties, One new case was reported in Garfield which now has 7, Logan County also has 7, Noble County is still at 6, Grant County remains at 2, Osage County is up from 50 to 56, Pawnee County has one new case bringing their total to 27 and one new case for Payne County which now has 29. No new deaths were reported in surrounding counties.

Statewide, Oklahoma surpassed the 2,000 mark where 2,069 positive COVID-19 cases have now been reported, a jump from 1,970 on Sunday. Outside of the death in Kay County, two other Oklahomans in Canadian County, a male and a female each in the 65 and older group, have died from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of deaths to 99 in the state.

All test results conducted through the OSDH public health laboratory are sent to the ordering physician or submitting clinical facility. Results will not be provided by phone, nor will the status of the pending test be advised by phone. If test results are positive, public health officials initiate an investigation, which results in notifying the patient and provider to conduct the case investigation and contact tracing.

Current Situation

COVID-19 is a virus identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China in 2019 and has since spread globally into a pandemic. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. While roughly 80% of cases report mild symptoms, some progress into severe pneumonia and multi-organ failure and can lead to death. Current data indicates the risk of death for those contracting COVID-19 notably increases for individuals above the age of 60 or for individuals with autoimmune conditions. On January 11, 2020, the first set of individuals in the United States tested positive for COVID-19. The virus has since spread across all 50 states and the number of individuals testing positive for COVID-19 continues to rapidly grow each day.

The following chart is from coronavirus.health.ok.gov.

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

Cases2,069
*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens (As of April 10)20,790
*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date (As of April 10)22,511
Total Cumulative Hospitalizations457
Deaths99

*The total includes laboratory information provided to OSDH at the time of the report. Total counts may not reflect unique individuals. 

COVID-19 Cases by Testing Laboratory

LaboratoryCases
Diagnostic Laboratory of Oklahoma329
State Public Health Laboratory252
Other1,483
Total2,064

COVID-19 Cases by Age Grouping

Age Group, YearsCOVID-19 CasesDeaths
00-04200
05-17320
18-353712
36-494233
50-6452714
65+69680
Total2,06999
Age Range: 0-102 yrsMedian Age: 56

COVID-19 Cases by Gender

GenderCasesDeaths
Female1,14045
Male92954
Total2,06999

COVID-19 Cases by County

CountyCasesDeaths
Adair272
Alfalfa10
Atoka10
Beaver10
Beckham10
Bryan40
Caddo90
Canadian573
Carter10
Cherokee201
Choctaw20
Cleveland26717
Comanche510
Cotton50
Craig70
Creek563
Custer60
Delaware630
Dewey10
Garfield71
Garvin110
Grady110
Grant20
Greer504
Jackson70
Jefferson10
Kay454
Kingfisher60
Kiowa20
Latimer41
Le Flore30
Lincoln100
Logan70
Love20
Major10
Marshall10
Mayes152
McClain190
McCurtain60
Murray10
Muskogee222
Noble60
Nowata100
Okfuskee10
Oklahoma45519
Okmulgee140
Osage567
Ottawa230
Pawnee272
Payne290
Pittsburg100
Pontotoc100
Pottawatomie263
Rogers250
Seminole71
Sequoyah112
Stephens151
Texas50
Tillman10
Tulsa33718
Wagoner734
Washington1142
Woodward10
Total2,06999

* Community spread is defined as the spread of an illness for which the source of
infection is unknown. For purposes of our COVID-19 reporting, we are highlighting
the counties that contain a positive case.