State COVID-19 count surpasses 6,000 cases

May 24, 2020 | Headlines

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports 6,037 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Oklahoma, an increase of 77 from Saturday. 

The death toll across the state is 311 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.  

The number of reported cases in Ponca City has climbed to 51. The number of reported cases in Blackwell stands at two, Kaw City, one and Newkirk one for a total of 52 cases in Kay County. Three of the Ponca City cases are in Osage County which is why the county total is not 55. OSDH reports 42 people in Kay County have recovered.

Osage County’s confirmed case count is 94. Grant County has two reported cases and Noble County, seven.

This week Ponca Nursing reported a case of COVID-19 (see story) and Cowley County reported their fourth case.

To read stories and obituaries of those in and around the Kay County area who have battled the virus click the following links.

Ponca City resident Geoffrey Cowan

Ponca City resident Vicki Wasson

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

Lamont resident Jimmy Blaser

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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