Ponca City, Newkirk and Tonkawa report new COVID-19 cases

August 1, 2020 | Headlines

OKLAHOMA CITY —  The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports 37,731 COVID-19 cases across the state, an increase of 1,244 from Friday.

The death toll across the state rose from 541 to 549. The count includes 10 deaths in Kay County, eight in Ponca City, one in Newkirk and one in Kaw City.

Noble County has reported two deaths, a Billings resident identified as a male in the 65 or older age group and a Red Rock resident identified as a female in the 65 or older age category. Osage County has 11 reported deaths.

The Kay County case total is now 214 as new cases are reported in Ponca City, Tonkawa, and Newkirk.

The numbers include 14 cases in Blackwell; 184 cases in Ponca City, 10 cases reported in Tonkawa, eight cases reported in Newkirk, and four reported in Kaw City, two of those reported today.

Some of the Ponca City cases have been reported on the Osage County side and in rural Kay County.

OSDH reports 163 of those infected in Kay County are considered recovered, 41 of the cases are current.  There are 11 ventilators in Kay County. Seven are available. Kay County ranks 31st in the state in the number of cases reported.

OSDH reports Noble County’s case count as 77. Red Rock’s count is now reported to be 25. Perry has had 30 reported cases, Morrison, eight cases and Billings and Marland has reported one case.  

Osage County’s reported case count has increased to 360 which includes five cases in Burbank, two cases in Shidler, four cases in Wynona, and 21 cases in Fairfax and 20 cases in Barnsdall.

OSDH now reports 11 cases in Grant County. Pond Creek has had five reported cases, Medford now has four reported cases and Lamont has two reported cases.

In Cowley County 151 cases have been reported and two deaths. 

A student at Southwestern College tested positive for COVID-19 and school in Winfield and Ark City will not start after Labor Day.

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 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


Gareld ‘Gary’ Reed , Ponca City


Clara Wilkerson


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/

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