The state of Oklahoma broke a record on Wednesday, July 15, for the most positive COVID-19 cases reported in a single day. The Oklahoma State Department of Health documented 1,075 new positive COVID-19 cases, putting the state’s total to 22,813 cases since testing started. Data shows that 5,447 cases are active. One of the new cases being Gov. Kevin Stitt who confirmed it on Wednesday morning.
Kay County saw its ninth virus-related death on Wednesday. The individual was a male in the 65 or older age group. It is also the seventh death for the Ponca City area. Kay County also saw four new COVID-19 cases. There are currently 17 active cases in Ponca City, two for both Blackwell and Tonkawa and one for Newkirk.
As for new cases in surrounding counties, Payne and Washington counties both saw nine, Osage County with seven, Logan County has 10 and Pawnee and Noble counties both have two.
Besides the death in Kay County, three other virus-related deaths were documented for Wednesday. Oklahoma’s death now is now at 432.
- A Creek County male in the 65 or older group.
- An Oklahoma County male in the 65 or older age group.
- A Tulsa County female in the 65 or older age group.
New data also shows that 731 more individuals in Oklahoma have recovered from COVID-19, putting the state’s recovery total at 17,366.
According to a graph posted at coronavirus.health.ok.gov, the group with the most COVID-19 cases appears to be the 18-35 age group who has seen 36.46% of the cases. For other groups, 21.97% are in the 36-49 age group, 17.50% in the 50-64 age group, 14.47% in the 64 or older age group, 7.51% in the 5-17 age group and 2.09% in the 0-4 age group
DATA FOR LOCAL COUNTIES
- Payne County – 493 cases/2 deaths/439 recoveries
- Washington County – 474 cases/39 deaths/407 recoveries
- Osage County – 228 cases/8 deaths/185 recoveries
- Kay County – 133 cases/9 deaths/103 recoveries
- Garfield County – 132 cases/2 death/86 recoveries
- Logan County – 111 cases/1 death/69 recoveries
- Pawnee County – 75 cases/3 deaths/61 recoveries
- Noble County – 55 cases/1 death/45 recoveries
- Grant County – 3 cases/no deaths/2 recoveries