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OSDH reports nearly 6,000 COVID-19 cases since Friday


The Oklahoma State Department of Health documented 5,998 new COVID-19 cases since Friday. For each day, this includes 1,720 for Monday, 2,142 for Sunday and 2,136 for Saturday.


According to the situation report, Oklahoma’s seen 598,072 COVID-19 cases since early 2020. The new cases 7 day average is 1,911 as 18,831 cases are active. The CDC provisional death count is 9,892.


Data from Wednesday, September 15, shows that while there are 17,671 active cases across the state, 246 of those are in Kay County. This number is 30 less than the previous week of September 8. So far, Kay County has seen 6,529 COVID-19 cases, 141 deaths and 6,142 recoveries. For active cases in surrounding counties, Garfield has 254, Osage has 337, Pawnee has 149, Noble has 118 and Grant has 37. New data for local counties will be posted at later today.


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.


Data for Kay County communities is posted below:


PONCA CITY – 4,737 COVID-19 cases/93 deaths/4,453 recoveries

BLACKWELL – 864 COVID-19 cases/31 deaths/811 recoveries

NEWKIRK – 541 COVID-19 cases/7 deaths/519 recoveries

TONKAWA – 460 COVID-19 cases/16 deaths/426 recoveries

KAW CITY – 84 COVID-19 cases/3 deaths/75 recoveries

BRAMAN – 34 COVID-19 cases/1 death/31 recoveries


As for the COVID-19 vaccine, a total of 3,990,068 doses have been administered. This includes 2,179,904 Oklahomans receiving the first dose and 1,808,630 Oklahomans that 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.