State COVID-19 tops 21,000; New cases reported in Newkirk and Ponca City; 23 new cases in Enid

July 14, 2020 | Headlines

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports 21,738 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Oklahoma since the beginning of the pandemic, an increase of 993 from Monday. 

The Kay County case total is 129 as new cases are reported in Newkirk, and Ponca City. There have now been six cases reported in Newkirk and 117 in Ponca City since the beginning of the pandemic. 

Eight of the Ponca City cases have been on the Osage County side which is why the Kay County total is not 137.

Tonkawa and Blackwell have had six reported cases. Kaw City has had one reported case, which resulted in a death and another case was reported in a rural area of Kay County.

OSDH reports 102 of those infected in Kay County are considered recovered, 19, of the cases are current. There are 11 ventilators in Kay County. Seven are available.

Kay County ranks 29th in the state in the number of cases reported.

The death toll across the state is now 428 which includes eight Kay County deaths. Six in Ponca City and one each in Newkirk and Kaw City. 

Eight people in Osage County have died and one Red Rock resident in Noble County. The eighth death in Kay County was a male between the ages of 50-64.

Noble County’s count is 53.  Red Rock’s case count is 23. Perry has 18 reported cases,  Morrison three cases reported and Marland has one reported case.  Osage County’s count is 221 and Grant County now has three reported cases. 

Other COVID-19 case counts are: Oklahoma City, 4,149; Tulsa, 3,784; Edmond, 835; Stillwater 413, Bartlesville, 382; Owasso, 186; Enid, 124; Skiatook, 123; Shawnee, 118; Sand Springs, 101; El Reno, 88; Guthrie, 57; Cleveland, 42; Dewey, 35; Hominey, 31; Fort Gibson, 28; Pawnee, 20; Mannford, 16; Pawhuska, 14; Barnsdall, 13; Ramona, 12; Okemah, 11; Fairfax, 10; Alva, nine; Stroud, eight; hobart, 7; Ringling, 6; Ringwood 5; Orlando, four; Garber, Mulhall, three;  Medford, Jet, Lamont, one.

The pastor of NewPoint Church recently posted a video on the church’s Facebook page announcing that some members of the church have tested positive for COVID-19.

The Blackwell Baseball Association has canceled the rest of the season. Brian Muret said that at least two of the kids and possibly a parent were exposed to COVID-19. “It is not worth losing a life or getting someone sick,” said Murat. “It wasn’t an easy choice and I wanted to err on the side of caution.”

Cowley County’s case count is 88. 

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. 

A Ponca City Man Was an Early ‘Face of COVID-19’ for Oklahomans. Here’s How He’s Doing

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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