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OSDH reporting 3,656 new COVID-19 cases for Wednesday


The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting 3,656 new COVID-19 cases for Wednesday, Dec. 23. Oklahoma’s seen an overall total of 269,276 COVID-19 cases as 35,471 cases are active.

A total of 43 virus-related deaths were documented for Wednesday, but not all deaths occurred in the last 24 hours. This includes a Logan County female in the 65 or older age group, a Payne County female in the 65 or older age group and a Washington County male in the 36-49 age group. Oklahoma’s death toll is now at 2,283.

Kay County saw an increase with 84 new COVID-19 cases, putting the county at 2,942 cases, 30 virus-related deaths and 2,350 recoveries. There are 562 active COVID-19 cases for Kay County. The latest information for Kay County communities is posted below.


Ponca City – 2,159 cases/15 deaths/1,737 recoveries

Blackwell – 346 cases/6 deaths/281 recoveries

Newkirk – 254 cases/1 death/198 recoveries

Tonkawa – 201 cases/6 deaths/153 recoveries

Kaw City – 40 cases/1 death/33 recoveries

Braman – 12 cases/0 deaths/8 recoveries


As for new COVID-19 cases in local counties, there are 120 for Garfield, 68 for Payne, 48 for Logan, 36 for Washington, 31 for Osage, 18 for Pawnee, 17 for Noble and 10 for Grant.


Payne County – 5,477 cases/26 deaths/4,884 recoveries

Garfield County – 5,119 cases/42 deaths/4,556 recoveries

Kay County – 2,942 cases/30 deaths/2,350 recoveries

Washington County – 2,935 cases/54 deaths/2,510 recoveries

Osage County – 2,744 cases/24 deaths/2,374 recoveries

Logan County – 2,333 cases/7 deaths/1,950 recoveries

Pawnee County – 935 cases/9 deaths/744 recoveries

Noble County – 902 cases/5 deaths/739 recoveries

Grant County – 350 cases/5 deaths/282 recoveries


OSDH is also reporting 3,331 recoveries for Wednesday, putting Oklahoma’s recovery total to 231,522. 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.

As of Tuesday, Dec. 22, health officials report that there have been 2,251,217 negative test results, 15,404 total hospitalizations and 1,759 Oklahomans currently hospitalized due to COVID-19.

As of Friday, Dec. 18, 2,253 vaccine doses have been administered in Oklahoma, and the state has received 33,150 doses.