Kay County suffers 11th COVID-19 death, a Blackwell resident

August 5, 2020 | Featured|Headlines

OKLAHOMA CITY —  The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports 40,564 COVID-19 cases across the state, an increase of 1,101 from Tuesday.

The death toll across the state increased from 566 to 583 and includes another death in Kay County, a Blackwell resident reported to be a male in the age 65 or older age range.

The count includes 11 deaths in Kay County, eight in Ponca City, one in Newkirk and 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 latests deaths around the state are: 

  • Two in Caddo County, one female and one male in the 65 or older age group. 
  • Two in Cleveland County, one male in the 50 – 64 age group and one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Grady County, one female in the 65 or older age group. 
  • Two in McCurtain County, two females in the 65 or older age group. 
  • One in Payne County, one female in the 65 or older age group. 
  • Six in Oklahoma County, one male in the 50 – 64 age group. Three females and two males in the 65 or older age group.  
  • Two in Tulsa County, two females in the 65 or older age group. 

The Kay County case total is 231 as four new cases are reported in Kaw City, one new case in Newkirk, four cases in Ponca City, 

The total case count includes 16 cases in Blackwell; Nine cases in Kaw City; Nine cases in Newkirk; 192 cases in Ponca City, and 10 cases in Tonkawa. Some of the Ponca City cases have been reported on the Osage County side and in rural Kay County.

OSDH reports 182 of those infected in Kay County are considered recovered, 38 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.

Noble County’s case count is 83 as Red Rock’s case count is 26 and Perry’s climbs to 33. Billings count climbs to three and Marland is now at two.

Osage County’s reported case count has increased to 385 which includes six cases in Burbank, two cases in Shidler, and 24 cases in Fairfax.

OSDH reports 12 cases in Grant County which includes five cases in Pond Creek; Four cases in  Medford, and two reported cases in  Lamont.

In Cowley County 160 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 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/