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New virus-related death for Ponca City, Over 5,000 new COVID-19 cases statewide


The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting 5,232 new positive COVID-19 cases for Friday, Jan. 8. Oklahoma’s seen 320,586 COVID-19 cases overall as 37,453 cases are active.

A total of 31 virus-related deaths were documented on Friday to put Oklahoma’s death toll to 2,703. One in Kay County for a Ponca City male in the 65 or older age group. Logan County saw two deaths that included a male in the 65 or older age group and a female in the 18-35 age group. Others include a Pawnee County female and a Washington County male that were both in the 65 or older age group and an Osage County male in the 50-64 age group. It’s uncertain as to how many of the deaths occurred in the past 24 hours.

Kay County also saw an increase with 39 new COVID-19 cases, putting the county at 3,700 cases, 44 deaths and 3,130 recoveries. Data for Kay County communities is posted below:


Ponca City – 2,742 cases/25 deaths/2,315 recoveries

Blackwell – 440 cases/8 deaths/362 recoveries

Newkirk – 311 cases/2 death/265 recoveries

Tonkawa – 245 cases/8 deaths/212 recoveries

Kaw City – 50 cases/1 death/42 recoveries

Braman – 17 cases/0 deaths/15 recoveries


As for new COVID-19 cases in local counties, there are 241 for Payne, 86 for Washington, 82 for Logan, 59 for Osage, 23 for Garfield,  17 for Pawnee, nine for Noble and four for Grant. Data for local counties is posted below:


Payne County – 6,611 cases/33 deaths/5,863 recoveries

Garfield County – 5,728 cases/46 deaths/5,306 recoveries

Kay County – 3,700 cases/44 deaths/3,130 recoveries

Washington County – 3,483 cases/65 deaths/3,028 recoveries

Osage County – 3,358 cases/30 deaths/2,919 recoveries

Logan County – 2,830 cases/14 deaths/2,459 recoveries

Pawnee County – 1,187 cases/15 deaths/1,007 recoveries

Noble County – 1,067 cases/7 deaths/936 recoveries

Grant County – 416 cases/5 deaths/373 recoveries


OSDH also reported 2,602 new recoveries for Friday, putting Oklahoma’s recovery total to 280,430. 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 Friday, there have been 2,477,328 total negative test results, 18,418 hospitalizations and 1,961 people currently hospitalized due to COVID-19. There are 477 patients in ICU.

As of Friday, there have been 174,900 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine received across Oklahoma as 50,330 doses have been administered.

See complete COVID-19 data for Oklahoma by visiting