Kay County’s fully vaccinated rate reaches 46.1 percent; City and county case numbers no longer reported by OSDH

November 18, 2021 | Featured|Headlines

OKLAHOMA CITY — The latest Epidemiology Report from the Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the fully vaccination rate of Kay County residents is 46.1 percent.

The fully vaccination rates for Kay County residents over the age of 65 is 72.9 percent.

Grant County’s fully vaccination rate is 46.7 percent, Osage County, 36.4 percent, and Noble County 66.9 percent.

The state is no longer reporting local COVID data for cities and counties.

Kay County Health Department public information officer Scott Haywood said health departments have not received any official statement as to why the stats have been removed from the state’s dashboard. Haywood did say that 164 new cases have been reported in Kay County.

As of Nov. 17 OSDH reports that there have been 243 cases reported at Kay County Nursing homes since the beginning of the pandemic, 216 of those are considered recovered and 27 ended in death. 

Sixty-nine of the cases have been reported at Ponca Nursing, 61 recovered and eight deaths.  Four cases at Shawn Manor, all recovered; Via Christi Village has reported 107 cases, 101 recovered, six deaths. Creekside Village reports 14 cases, 13 recovered, one death. 

Nine cases have been reported at Hillcrest Manor in Blackwell, four recovered and five deaths, and 33 at Willow Haven Nursing Home in Tonkawa, 27 recovered and six deaths.

In Arkansas City, Kan., some grade schools have transitioned to distance learning because of COVID and over 55 percent of Cowley County’s new COVID cases are ages 0-18. (see story here)