Kay County COVID-19 case count climbs to 97

June 30, 2020 | Headlines

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports 13,757 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across Oklahoma since the beginning of the pandemic, an increase of 585 from Monday. 

The Kay County case total is 97 as the Ponca City case count climbs to 93 since the beginning of the pandemic.  Tonkawa has had four cases; Blackwell and Newkirk three cases, and Kaw City, one case.  

Seven of the Ponca City cases have been in the Osage County area which is why the Kay County total is not 104. Kay County ranks 22nd in the state in the number of cases reported.

OSDH reports 68 of those infected in Kay County have recovered, 22 of the cases are current. There are 11 ventilators available in Kay County.

On Monday Ponca City Schools announced they have been made aware of a possible case therefore placing summer activities on hold. (see story)

Noble County’s case count is 39. Red Rock’s case count is 21 with four active cases. Perry has reported 11 cases, five of those are active. Morrison three cases reported, one is active, and Marland one case reported.

The Osage County Count is 165 and Grant County remains at two cases.

The death toll across the state is now 387 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 case count has jumped from 66 to 70. 

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/