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Over 17,000 new COVID-19 cases reported over four day New Year’s Weekend


Over the four-day New Year’s weekend, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported a total of 17,042 new positive COVID-19 cases as Oklahoma has now seen 304,072 COVID-19 cases overall. There are currently 36,232 COVID-19 cases active for the state.

Over the holiday weekend, 94 new virus-related deaths were documented, putting the statewide death toll to 2,547. Three of those deaths were for Kay County. Thos three were for Ponca City, Blackwell and Newkirk. There were also two deaths for Payne County, two for Pawnee County and one each for Osage and Washington counties.

Kay County saw an increase with 277 new COVID-19 cases, putting the county’s stats to 3,509 cases, 34 deaths and 2,940 recoveries. Updated information for Kay County communities is posted below.


Ponca City – 2,597 cases/17 deaths/2,171 recoveries

Blackwell – 417 cases/7 deaths/340 recoveries

Newkirk – 299 cases/2 death/256 recoveries

Tonkawa – 234 cases/7 deaths/196 recoveries

Kaw City – 46 cases/1 death/40 recoveries

Braman – 17 cases/0 deaths/13 recoveries


As for new COVID-19 cases in local counties, there are 391 for Payne, 207 each for Garfield and Osage, 177 for Washington, 142 for Logan, 69 for Pawnee, 62 for Noble and 22 for Grant. Complete data for local counties can be seen below:


Payne County – 6,184 cases/30 deaths/5,450 recoveries

Garfield County – 5,578 cases/43 deaths/5,065 recoveries

Kay County – 3,509 cases/34 deaths/2,940 recoveries

Washington County – 3,277 cases/60 deaths/2,867 recoveries

Osage County – 3,175 cases/27 deaths/2,739 recoveries

Logan County – 2,666 cases/8 deaths/2,303 recoveries

Pawnee County – 1,115 cases/13 deaths/937 recoveries

Noble County – 1,034 cases/7 deaths/886 recoveries

Grant County – 402 cases/5 deaths/348 recoveries


Over the New Year’s weekend, OSDH reported a total of 13,079 new recoveries as Oklahoma’s recovery total now stands at 265,293. 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.

Health officials report that as of Wednesday, Dec. 30, there have been 2,362,344 total negative test results, 16,812 hospitalizations and 1,916 people currently hospitalized due to COVID-19.