Kay County COVID-19 case count stays at 91 as state count grows; Cowley County officials believe some didn’t quarantine

June 28, 2020 | Headlines

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports 12,944 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Oklahoma since the beginning of the pandemic, an increase of 302 from Saturday. 

The Kay County case total is 91.

There were five additional cases reported in Ponca City on Saturday bringing the total number to 87 since the beginning of the pandemic.  Six of the Ponca City cases have been in the Osage County area which is why the Kay County total is not 97.  Tonkawa has had four cases; Blackwell, three cases, Newkirk two cases, and Kaw City, one case.  

OSDH reports 65 of those infected in Kay County have recovered, 19 of the cases are current. There are 11 ventilators available in Kay County and one is in use.

Noble County’s count is 37.  Red Rock’s case count is 21, Perry has 10 cases, Morrison two cases, and Marland one case reported.

 The Osage County Count is 158 and Grant County remains at two cases.

The death toll across the state is now 384 which includes seven Kay County deaths. Five in Ponca City and one each in Newkirk and Kaw City. Eight people in Osage County have died.  

Cowley County now has 66 confirmed cases.

Cowley County public health officials believe some who tested positive for the virus did not quarantine.

To read stories and obituaries of those in and around the Kay County area who have battled the virus click the following links.

One of the first people diagnosed in Ponca City was Geoffrey Cowan. KFOR-TV aired an update on his battle with COVID-19. https://kfor.com/health/coronavirus/i-remember-being-carried-through-the-er-doors-and-that-was-it-ponca-city-covid-19-survivor-recalls-months-of-fighting-for-his-life/

Ponca Nursing reported their second case of COVID-19 on May 18. 


Ponca City resident Vicki Wasson http://kaynewscow.com/2020/04/21/ponca-city-resident-shares-her-battle-with-covid-19/

Newkirk resident Shineesta Emily Bushyhead Adams. (Adams died in April) https://www.indianz.com/News/2020/04/16/family-holds-onto-hope-while-mother-figh.asp

Lamont resident Jimmy Blaser https://kfor.com/news/local/59-year-old-lamont-man-recovers-from-covid-19-after-3-weeks-in-the-icu/

William Clemons, Ponca City


Otoe Tribal member Myra L. Pickering https://www.omtribe.org/who-we-are-media-news&a=view&article_id=113

Morris Hearde, Kaw City, obituary. https://www.crawfordfuneralservice.com/obituaries/Morris-Herde/#!/Obituary

Sheryl Jo Littlecrow, Ponca City, obituary https://www.gracememorialchapel.net/obituary/Sheryl-Littlecrow

Stan Ketcher, Ponca City, obituary https://www.troutfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Stan-Ketcher?obId=12685947#/celebrationWall

Grace Ann Chism, Ponca City, obituary https://www.troutfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Grace-Ann-Chism?obId=12656734#/celebrationWall

Everett Stumbaugh, Ponca City, obituary https://www.everhere.com/us/obituaries/ok/ponca-city/everett-stumbaugh-10710791

Shirley Stumbaugh, Ponca City, obituary, https://www.everhere.com/us/obituaries/ok/ponca-city/shirley-stumbaugh-10791860

For more information visit https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/