Kay County reports 77th COVID-19 death; Osage County reports five more deaths

February 27, 2021 | Headlines

OKLAHOMA CITY —  The Oklahoma State Department of Health most current COVID-19 total case count is 423,802 across the state.

The state’s death toll is 4,379 an increase of 59. That number includes the 77th reported death in Kay County, a Ponca City resident and five Osage County residents

Kay County is 12th in the state in the number of deaths reported with 77 which includes 44 Ponca City residents, two of those on the Osage County side. 

Blackwell, reports 17 deaths, 14 Tonkawa residents, three Newkirk residents and one Kaw City resident. No city is listed for one of the deaths. Three of the Tonkawa deaths are contributed to Willow Haven Nursing Home. Ponca City is ranked 15th in the state among cities in the number of deaths reported with 44.

Osage County is tied for 22nd in the state with 49 reported deaths, including three Ponca City residents, a male in the 65 or older age category and a female in the 65 or older category.

Noble County has 12 reported deaths which includes, seven deaths in Perry, including two males in the 65 or older age category and three females in the 65 or older age category; a Billings resident a female resident of Morrison a female in the 65 or older age category, two Red Rock women both in the 65 or older age category and a Marland man in the 65 or older age category.

Grant County has seven reported deaths which includes a female resident of Deer Creek in the 65 or older age category, three Wakita residents including two females in the 65 or older category, a Medford woman in the 65 or older age category and a Lamont resident.

Kay County ranks 18th in the state in the number of cases reports with 5,071. Included in the count are: 640 cases in Blackwell, 29, active; Braman, 22 reported cases, one active. Kaw City, 62 reported cases, no active cases. Newkirk, 426 reported cases, 14 active. Ponca City, 3,713 reported cases, 102 are active. Tonkawa, 354 cases, eight active.

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

As of Feb. 18 OSDH reports that there have been 201 cases reported at Kay County Nursing homes since the beginning of the pandemic, 177 of those are considered recovered and 18 have ended in death. 

Sixty-seven of the cases have been reported at Ponca Nursing, 60 recovered and five deaths. Two cases at Shawn Manor, both recovered; 75 cases at Via Christi Village, 70 recovered, three deaths.

Creekside Village reports 13 cases, all recovered. Six at Hillcrest Manor in Blackwell, two recovered and four deaths, and 31 at Willow Haven Nursing Home in Tonkawa, 23 recovered and six deaths.

On Dec. 31, Via Christi Village’s email update showed six deaths have been recorded at the facility.

Osage County ranks 23rd in the state for the number of cases report with 4,476. That number includes 43 reported cases in Burbank, one active. Fairfax has reported 189 cases, seven active, and Shidler, 58, one active.

Fairfax Manor Nursing Home reports 12 cases, all recovered.  Fairfax reported its first COVID-19 death on Dec. 11, a female in the 50-64 age group.

Noble County’s case count is 1,344 which includes 202 cases in Billings with three active. The latest report from OSDH released on Feb. 18 shows that 130 of the cases have been reported at the Billings Fairchild Center, 128 of those are considered recovered. Marland has 52 reported cases, one active; Morrison, 176 cases, six active; Perry, 677 reported cases, 31 active; Red Rock’s case count is 170, nine active. 

There are 534 reported cases in Grant County which includes 38 total cases in Deer Creek, one active. Lamont, 70 reported cases, two active. Medford 166 reported cases, all recovered. Nash 62 reported cases, two active. Pond Creek has 138 cases reported, four active and 47 reported cases in Wakita, three active. Deer Creek and Lamont have one reported death and Wakita has three.

In Cowley County 3,800 cases have been reported and 59 deaths. 

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