The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting 359 new positive COVID-19 cases for Tuesday, Feb. 23. Oklahoma has seen 420,212 COVID-19 cases overall dating back to last March. The number of active COVID-19 cases dropped by 1,013 from Monday as there are 14,040 COVID-19 cases active statewide on Tuesday.
A total of 24 virus-related deaths were documented Tuesday to put Oklahoma’s death toll at 4,227. This includes a Kay County female from Ponca City in the 65 or older age group.
Kay County saw three new COVID-19 case on Tuesday, putting the county’s stats to 5,052 COVID-19 cases, 75 deaths and 4,822 recoveries. There are currently 155 active cases in the county, which is 11 less than Monday.
DATA FOR KAY COUNTY COMMUNITIES
Ponca City – 3,694 cases/43 deaths/3,554 recoveries
Blackwell – 640 cases/17 deaths/590 recoveries
Newkirk – 426 cases/3 death/404 recoveries
Tonkawa – 351 cases/14 deaths/331 recoveries
Kaw City – 62 cases/1 death/59 recoveries
Braman – 22 cases/0 deaths/21 recoveries
As for new cases in local counties, there are 11 for Payne, seven for Washington, four each for Garfield and Osage and two each for Grant and Logan. There are no new COVID-19 cases for Noble and Pawnee counties. Data for local counties is posted below:
DATA FOR LOCAL COUNTIES IN NORTHERN OKLAHOMA:
Payne County – 8,295 cases/46 deaths/8,025 recoveries
Garfield County – 7,529 cases/71 deaths/7,224 recoveries
Kay County – 5,052 cases/75 deaths/4,822 recoveries
Washington County – 4,693 cases/83 deaths/4,432 recoveries
Osage County – 4,431 cases/44 deaths/4,246 recoveries
Logan County – 3,874 cases/26 deaths/3,706 recoveries
Pawnee County – 1,691 cases/30 deaths/1,612 recoveries
Noble County – 1,337 cases/11 deaths/1,261 recoveries
Grant County – 533 cases/7 deaths/516 recoveries
OSDH is reporting nearly 1,000 more recoveries on Tuesday rather than new COVID-19 cases as there are 1,348 new recoveries. Oklahoma’s recovery total is now at 401,945. 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.
There have been 681,466 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered in Oklahoma and that there are 204,069 completed series. The number of prime doses given is 477,397. There have also been 492,625 prime doses allocated and 400,925 boost doses allocated.
See complete COVID-19 data for Oklahoma by visiting coronavirus.health.ok.gov.
As of Monday, Feb. 22, the Oklahoma State Department of Health is starting to vaccinate the next high risk priority groups outlined in phase 2.
- Oklahomans under 65 with comorbidities.
- Teachers and Staff in Pre-K-12 schools and educational settings.
Comorbid conditions outlined in the plan include but are not limited to hypertension, obesity, cardiovascular disease, Down syndrome, diabetes mellitus, chronic lung, liver or renal disease, cancers and those who are at high risk of mortality and severe morbidity resulting from a COVID infection.
The Kay County Health Department said in a recent Facebook update that they have chosen an overlapping approach to Oklahoma’s COVID vaccination plan. Though they’re moving forward with providing the vaccine to Pre-K-12 teachers and staff as well as Oklahomans with comorbidities, the vaccine is still available to those included in earlier phases, such as healthcare workers, people 65+ and LTC staff.
Please register on the portal at Vaccine.Oklahoma.gov to be notified when you eligible to book an appointment.
Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan at https://oklahoma.gov/covid19/vaccine-information.html