New COVID-19 cases reported in Blackwell, Kaw City, Newkirk and Ponca City

August 11, 2020 | Headlines

OKLAHOMA CITY —  The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports 44,728 COVID-19 cases across the state, an increase of 765 from Monday.

The death toll across the state  has increased from 605 to 618. 

The 13 additional deaths identified to report include three in the past 24 hours and are as follows:

  • One in Caddo County, one female in the 65 or older age group. 
  • Two in Canadian County, two females in the 65 or older age group. 
  • One in Carter County, one female in the 65 or older age group. 
  • One in Cleveland County, one male in the 50 – 64 age group.
  • One in Craig County, one male in the 65 or older age group. 
  • One in Delaware County, one female in the 65 or older age group. 
  • Three in Oklahoma County, one female and two males in the 65 or older age group. 
  • One in Pittsburg County, one male in the 65 or older age group. 
  • One in Rogers County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Tulsa County, one female in the 65 or older age group.  

The death toll includes 11 deaths in Kay County, including  a Blackwell resident identified as a male subject, age 65 or older who died last week. There have been eight deaths in Ponca City, one in Newkirk, one in Kaw City and one in Blackwell.

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 has climbed to 251 as four new cases are reported in Blackwell, one new case in Kaw City, one new case in Newkirk, and two new cases in Ponca City.

The total case count includes 26 cases in Blackwell; 10 cases in Kaw City; 10 cases in Newkirk; 197 cases in Ponca City, and 14 cases in Tonkawa. Some of the Ponca City cases have been reported on the Osage County side and in rural Kay County.

OSDH reports 206 of those infected in Kay County are considered recovered, 36 of the cases are active, including 18 active cases in Ponca City; Seven active cases in Blackwell; four active cases in Kaw City and Tonkawa and three active cases in Newkirk.

Kay County ranks 32nd in the state in the number of cases reported. 

Noble County’s case count is 87 as Billings has reported cases;  Red Rock’s case count is 27, Perry’s is 34, and Marland’s case count is at two.

Osage County’s reported case count has increased to 431 which includes six cases in Burbank, two cases in Shidler, and 25 cases in Fairfax. One of the Shidler cases is active and five of the Fairfax cases are active.

OSDH reports 15 cases in Grant County which includes five cases in Pond Creek; Four cases in  Medford, and three reported cases in  Lamont.

In Cowley County 173 cases have been reported and two deaths. 

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

Obituary: William Clemons, Ponca City

Obituary: Gareld ‘Gary’ Reed, Ponca City

Obituary: Clara Wilkerson, Ponca City

Obituary: 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: Danny Dale Ketts, Billings

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