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OSDH Reports 3,556 New COVID-19 Cases Friday, Over 2,000 Vaccine Doses Administered


The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting 3,556 new positive COVID-19 cases for Friday, Dec. 18. Oklahoma’s seen 251,760 COVID-19 cases overall as 32,065 cases are active.

A total of 17 virus-related deaths were also documented Thursday, putting Oklahoma’s death toll to 2,161. There are no new virus-related deaths for northern Oklahoma counties.

Kay County saw an increase with 30 new COVID-19 cases, putting the county at 2,635 cases, 27 virus-related deaths and 2,162 recoveries. As for new cases in Kay County communities, there are 20 for Ponca City, six for Newkirk and three each for Tonkawa and Blackwell.


Ponca City – 1,936 cases/14 deaths/1,598 recoveries

Blackwell – 310 cases/4 deaths/252 recoveries

Newkirk – 226 cases/1 death/183 recoveries

Tonkawa – 181 cases/6 deaths/142 recoveries

Kaw City – 36 cases/1 death/32 recoveries

Braman – 9 cases/0 deaths/8 recoveries


For new COVID-19 cases in local counties, there are 66 for Washington, 55 for Payne, 33 for Osage, 28 for Logan, 19 for Pawnee, 12 for Garfield, seven for Noble and two for Grant.


Payne County – 5,222 cases/24 deaths/4,640 recoveries

Garfield County – 4,761 cases/41 deaths/4,301 recoveries

Washington County – 2,729 cases/52 deaths/2,352 recoveries

Kay County – 2,635 cases/27 deaths/2,162 recoveries

Osage County – 2,526 cases/21 deaths/2,234 recoveries

Logan County – 2,114 cases/5 deaths/1,791 recoveries

Pawnee County – 853 cases/9 deaths/685 recoveries

Noble County – 810 cases/5 deaths/662 recoveries

Grant County – 304 cases/5 deaths/247 recoveries


OSDH is also reporting 3,244 new recoveries on Friday, putting Oklahoma’s recovery total to 217,534. 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 Friday, health officials report that there have been 2,192,087 negative test results, 14,970 total hospitalizations and 1,733 Oklahomans currently hospitalized due to COVID-19.

Also, 2,253 vaccine doses have been administered in Oklahoma, and the state has received 33,150 doses.