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Kay, Garfield and Osage counties see jump in new COVID-19 cases, 737 new cases statewide


The Oklahoma State Department of Health documented 737 new positive COVID-19 cases on Thursday, July 23. Oklahoma has seen 28,802 positive COVID-19 cases since testing started, and 5,051 cases are active.

Kay County saw an increase on Thursday with 8 new COVID-19 cases reported. Kay County has now seen a total of 164 cases, 9 deaths and 126 recoveries. Data shows that Ponca City currently has 24 active cases, Blackwell now has four that are active and Newkirk and Tonkawa both have one active case.

As for new cases in local counties, Garfield County saw a big jump with 15, Osage County has 13, six for Pawnee County, Payne County with five, two for Logan County and one for both Noble and Washington counties. You can see a list of information for local counties at the bottom of the article.

OSDH is reporting 3 virus-related deaths on Thursday and one which happened in the last 24 hours. Oklahoma’s death toll is now at 477.

  • Two McCurtain County women in the 65 or older group.
  • A Grady County man in the 50-64 age group.

New data shows 845 more individuals in Oklahoma have recovered from COVID-19, putting the state’s recovery total up to 22,441. In order for a recovery to count, the patient must not be hospitalized or deceased and it has been 14 days since the case was reported.

As of Thursday, 485,206 test results in total have returned negative.

Health officials report that there have been 2,596 total hospitalizations and 607 patients are currently hospitalized.

According to a graph posted at, the group with the most COVID-19 cases appears to be the 18-35 age group who has seen 36.37% of the cases. For other groups, 21.81% are in the 36-49 age group, 17.51% in the 50-64 age group, 14.08% in the 65 or older age group, 8.00% in the 5-17 age group and 2.23% in the 0-4 age group.

Another graph shows that the group with the most virus-related deaths in the 65 or older age group with 80.08%. As for deaths in other groups, 14.88% for the 50-64 age group, 3.35% in the 36-49 age group, 1.47% in the 18-35 age group, 0.21% in the 5-17 age group and none in the 0-4 age group.




  • Payne County – 565 cases/2 deaths/490 recoveries
  • Washington County – 506 cases/39 deaths/443 recoveries
  • Osage County – 270 cases/9 deaths/230 recoveries
  • Garfield County – 201 cases/2 death/135 recoveries
  • Kay County – 164 cases/9 deaths/126 recoveries
  • Logan County – 130 cases/1 death/107 recoveries
  • Pawnee County – 92 cases/3 deaths/72 recoveries
  • Noble County – 66 cases/2 deaths/50 recoveries
  • Grant County – 5 cases/no deaths/4 recoveries