Total COVID-19 cases reported at Kay County nursing homes increases

September 16, 2020 | Headlines

OKLAHOMA CITY —  The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports 72,284 COVID-19 cases across the state, an increase of 970 from Tuesday.

The state’s death toll has increased to 924 as 12 new deaths are reported. The latest deaths are:

  • Three in Canadian County, one female in the 50 – 64 age group and one female and one male 65 or older age group.
  • One in Cotton County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Johnston County, one male in the 65 or older age group. 
  • Two in Muskogee County, two females in the 65 or older age group.  
  • One in Nowata County, one male in the 65 or older age group. 
  • Two in Oklahoma County, one female and one male in the 65 or older age group.  
  • Two in Tulsa County, one female and one male in the 65 or older age group.  

The Kay County case total is now 459 as more cases are reported in Ponca City. The total case count includes 41 cases in Blackwell, seven active; 12 cases in Kaw City, one active; 37 cases in Newkirk, 14 active; 350 cases in Ponca City, 78 active, and 21 cases in Tonkawa, three active.

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There have been 11 cases reported at Kay County Nursing homes since the beginning of the pandemic including six at Ponca Nursing, one at Shawn Manor Nursing Home and one at Via Christi Village, and one at Creekside Village, all in Ponca City. One at Hillcrest Manor in Blackwell and one at Willow Haven Nursing Home in Tonkawa. Four of those at Ponca Nursing and the one at Creekside Village are considered recovered. 

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

The death toll includes 13 deaths in Kay County, 10 in Ponca City, one in Newkirk, one in Kaw City and one in Blackwell. Noble County has reported two deaths, a Billings resident and a Red Rock resident identified as a female in the 65 or older age category. Osage County has 13 reported deaths.

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

Osage County ranks 20th in the state in the number of cases reported with 752. Burbank has had seven reported cases, one active. Fairfax has reported 28 cases, one active and Shidler, five, three active.

Noble County’s case count is 138. Billings has nine reported cases, two active. Marland, four cases, one active. Perry, 56 reported cases, 10 active; Red Rock’s case count is 40, eight are active. 

OSDH reports 36 cases in Grant County which includes five reported case in Nash, one active; six cases in Pond Creek; 12 cases in Medford, one active; seven reported cases in Lamont and three cases in Wakita.

In Cowley County 302 cases have been reported and three deaths. 

It was announced this week that Arkalalah has been postponed.

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