New case of COVID-19 reported in Ponca City; PCPS employee negative; Walnut Valley Festival postponed

July 6, 2020 | Headlines

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports 16,362 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Oklahoma since the beginning of the pandemic, an increase of 434 from Sunday. 

The Kay County case total is now 112 as another case has been reported in Ponca City bringing the number of cases in Ponca City up to 106 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Blackwell has had five cases, two of which were reported Saturday.. Newkirk and Tonkawa has had four cases, Kaw City, one case and another case is reported in a rural area of Kay County. Nine of the Ponca City cases have been in the Osage County area which is why the Kay County total is not 119.  

OSDH reports 85 of those infected in Kay County have recovered, 20 of the cases are current. There are 11 ventilators available in Kay County. Kay County ranks 24th in the state in the number of cases reported. 

The Ponca City Public School District has been made aware that the possible COVID-19 case results were negative. 

Since there is a rise in positive cases in our area, PCPS Summer Activities will remain outside through Tuesday, July 14.  “Safety is our number one priority, so please do not participate in PCPS Summer Activities if a fever or other COVID-19 symptoms are present,” said Superintendent Shelley Arrott. “Please be aware of and pay attention to social distancing guidelines for everyone’s safety. We are looking forward to our Wildcats returning, but we urge everyone to practice all safety protocol regarding COVID-19.”

Noble County’s count is 47.  Red Rock’s case count is 22. Perry has reported 13 cases,  Morrison three cases reported and Marland has one reported case.

One of the latest deaths reported includes a Red Rock resident, a female in the 65 and older age group.

The Osage County Count is 186 and Grant County remains at two cases.

The death toll across the state is now 399 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 and one person has died in Noble County.

Cowley County case count is now 73. Cowley County Commissioners have voted to opt our of the statewide order to wear masks.

The Winfield City Commission Will Take Up Mask Issue When They Meet tonight.

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.

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

Ponca City resident Vicki Wasson

Newkirk resident Shineesta Emily Bushyhead Adams. (Adams died in April)

Lamont resident Jimmy Blaser

William Clemons, Ponca City

Otoe Tribal member Myra L. Pickering

Morris Hearde, Kaw City, obituary.!/Obituary

Sheryl Jo Littlecrow, Ponca City, obituary

Stan Ketcher, Ponca City, obituary

Grace Ann Chism, Ponca City, obituary

Everett Stumbaugh, Ponca City, obituary

Shirley Stumbaugh, Ponca City, obituary,

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