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OSDH reporting 798 new COVID-19 cases, 37 deaths and 1,214 recoveries Wednesday

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The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting 798 new positive COVID-19 cases for Wednesday, Feb. 24. Oklahoma has seen 421,010 COVID-19 cases overall dating back to last March. The number of active COVID-19 cases dropped by 453 from Tuesday as there are 13,587 COVID-19 cases active statewide on Wednesday.

A total of 37 virus-related deaths were documented Wednesday to put Oklahoma’s death toll at 4,264. This includes three Garfield County women and one Washington County woman that were all in the 65 or older age group.

Kay County saw two new COVID-19 case on Wednesday, putting the county’s stats to 5,054 COVID-19 cases, 75 deaths and 4,830 recoveries. There are currently 149 active cases in the county, which is six less than Tuesday.

DATA FOR KAY COUNTY COMMUNITIES

Ponca City – 3,696 cases/43 deaths/3,557 recoveries

Blackwell – 640 cases/17 deaths/591 recoveries

Newkirk – 427 cases/3 death/408 recoveries

Tonkawa – 351 cases/14 deaths/331 recoveries

Kaw City – 62 cases/1 death/59 recoveries

Braman – 22 cases/0 deaths/21 recoveries

 

As for new cases in local counties, there are 30 for Logan, 19 for Washington, 10 each for Garfield and Payne, nine for Osage and two for Pawnee. There are no new cases for Grant and Noble counties. Data for local counties is posted below:

DATA FOR LOCAL COUNTIES IN NORTHERN OKLAHOMA:

Payne County – 8,305 cases/46 deaths/8,041 recoveries

Garfield County – 7,539 cases/74 deaths/7,233 recoveries

Kay County – 5,054 cases/75 deaths/4,830 recoveries

Washington County – 4,712 cases/84 deaths/4,451 recoveries

Osage County – 4,440 cases/44 deaths/4,255 recoveries

Logan County – 3,904 cases/26 deaths/3,738 recoveries

Pawnee County – 1,693 cases/30 deaths/1,615 recoveries

Noble County – 1,337 cases/11 deaths/1,267 recoveries

Grant County – 533 cases/7 deaths/516 recoveries

 

OSDH is reporting 1,214 new recoveries for Wednesday. Oklahoma’s recovery total is now at 403,159. 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.

There have been 681,466 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered in Oklahoma and that there are 204,069 completed series. The number of prime doses given is 477,397. There have also been 492,625 prime doses allocated and 400,925 boost doses allocated.

See complete COVID-19 data for Oklahoma by visiting coronavirus.health.ok.gov.

 

 

As of Monday, Feb. 22, the Oklahoma State Department of Health is starting to vaccinate the next high risk priority groups outlined in phase 2.

This includes:

  • Oklahomans under 65 with comorbidities.
  • Teachers and Staff in Pre-K-12 schools and educational settings.

Comorbid conditions outlined in the plan include but are not limited to hypertension, obesity, cardiovascular disease, Down syndrome, diabetes mellitus, chronic lung, liver or renal disease, cancers and those who are at high risk of mortality and severe morbidity resulting from a COVID infection.

The Kay County Health Department said in a recent Facebook update that they have chosen an overlapping approach to Oklahoma’s COVID vaccination plan. Though they’re moving forward with providing the vaccine to Pre-K-12 teachers and staff as well as Oklahomans with comorbidities, the vaccine is still available to those included in earlier phases, such as healthcare workers, people 65+ and LTC staff.

Please register on the portal at Vaccine.Oklahoma.gov to be notified when you eligible to book an appointment.

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan at https://oklahoma.gov/covid19/vaccine-information.html