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OSDH reports 970 new COVID-19 cases


The Oklahoma State Department of Health documented 970 new COVID-19 cases Friday. Oklahoma’s seen an overall total of 658,600 COVID-19 cases as 8,801 cases are active. The new cases 7-day average is 838 and the State’s death toll is at 11,772.


Overall, Kay County has seen 7,706 COVID-19 cases throughout the pandemic. In the last 30 days, the county’s seen 441 new COVID-19 cases.


According to hospital data from OSDH, which you can see by clicking here, hospitals in the Region 2 area, which includes Ponca City, are ranging from 35.6% capacity to 48% capacity.


If you’re needing to get tested for COVID-19, the Kay County Health Department has COVID-19 testing available by appointment only at the Ponca City clinic on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Make an appointment by calling 580-762-1641. COVID-19 testing is NOT available at the Blackwell clinic.


If you’re wanting to receive the vaccine, call the Kay County Health Department today to schedule your Covid-19 or flu shot today! KCHD announced early Tuesday that they also have pediatric Pfizer available for children ages 5-11. The KCHD phone number is (580) 762-1641.


As for the COVID-19 vaccine statewide, a total of 2,014,904 Oklahomans are fully vaccinated.


Register online to receive a notification when you’re eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at, or locate other vaccine opportunities at


Third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are available at the Kay County Health Department. Click here to learn more.