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Six new virus-related deaths for Kay County, 3,305 new COVID-19 cases statewide


The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting 3,305 new positive COVID-19 cases for Wednesday, Jan. 6. Oklahoma’s seen 311,573 COVID-19 cases overall as 34,283 cases are active.

A total of 62 virus-related deaths were documented on Wednesday to put Oklahoma’s death toll to 2,633. Six deaths were for Kay County, five of which were for Ponca City and one for Tonkawa. The Kay County individuals were four females and two males that were all in the 65 or older group. Other deaths locally include a female and a male in Logan County that were both in the 65 or older age group, a Payne County male in the 65 or older age group and a Washington County female in the 36-49 age group. It’s uncertain as to how many of the deaths occurred in the past 24 hours.

Kay County also saw an increase with 79 new COVID-19 cases, putting the county at 3,619 cases, 40 deaths and 3,059 recoveries. Data for Kay County communities is posted below:


Ponca City – 2,688 cases/22 deaths/2,260 recoveries

Blackwell – 430 cases/7 deaths/355 recoveries

Newkirk – 303 cases/2 death/262 recoveries

Tonkawa – 241 cases/8 deaths/207 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 73 for Payne, 31 for Washington, 25 for Garfield, 24 for Logan, 21 for Osage, 14 each for Noble and Pawnee and one for Grant.


Payne County – 6,299 cases/32 deaths/5,608 recoveries

Garfield County – 5,658 cases/46 deaths/5,238 recoveries

Kay County – 3,619 cases/40 deaths/3,059 recoveries

Washington County – 3,356 cases/61 deaths/2,970 recoveries

Osage County – 3,255 cases/27 deaths/2,864 recoveries

Logan County – 2,728 cases/10 deaths/2,405 recoveries

Pawnee County – 1,143 cases/14 deaths/990 recoveries

Noble County – 1,053 cases/7 deaths/914 recoveries

Grant County – 409 cases/5 deaths/365 recoveries


OSDH also reported 2,964 new recoveries for Wednesday, putting Oklahoma’s recovery total to 274,657. 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, there have been 2,447,350 total negative test results, 17,886 hospitalizations and 1,994 people currently hospitalized due to COVID-19. There are 488 patients in ICU.

OSDH announced Tuesday that they plan to launch an online registration portal to help Oklahomans determine when they’re eligible for the vaccine and how to schedule. The registration portal will be functional for all Oklahomans on Thursday.