COVID-19 continues to spread in Kay County; Oklahoma

July 09, 2020

The coronavirus continues to spread in Oklahoma.

As of press time Tuesday, Kay County had a total of 113 cases of the virus. Seven people in the county have died from the virus, and 86 people have recovered from it. There are 106 cases in Ponca City, and five in Blackwell four each in Newkirk and Tonkawa and one case in Kaw City.

Oklahoma had 17,220 confirmed cases of the virus as of press time. Statewide, 404 individuals have died from the virus. Data from the state health department shows that 13,005 people have recovered from it.

The United States has almost three million cases of the virus. More than 130,000 Americans have died from it, and more than 900,000 have recovered from it.

The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is a respiratory illness that originated in China, data from the Centers for Disease Control shows. Symptoms of the virus include fever, shortness of breath, and dry coughing. Symptoms appear 2 – 14 days after a person has been exposed to the virus, which is transmitted by coughing and touching contaminated surfaces.