Kay County nears 4,000 COVID-19 cases

by Jordan Green

Kay County has more than 3,900 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, state health officials reported Tuesday.

As of press time, data from the Oklahoma State Health Department showed that Kay County had 3,913 cases of the virus, 588 of which are active. Officials said 3,281 Kay County residents have recovered from the virus, and 44 have died from it.

State officials report that there are 2,907 cases of the virus in Ponca City. Twenty-five people there have died, and 2,427 have recovered. Blackwell has 459 cases, with 386 recoveries and eight deaths. Newkirk has 332 cases, with 274 recoveries and two deaths. Tonkawa has 258 cases, with 225 recoveries and eight deaths.

Kaw City has 52 cases, with 44 recoveries and one death. Braman has 17 cases, with 16 recoveries and no deaths.

The state health department does not provide data on coronavirus cases in some of the state’s smallest towns, including Nardin in Kay County.

As of press time, the State of Oklahoma had 335,247 cases of the virus. Of those cases, 43,163 are active. Statewide, 289,309 people have recovered from the virus, and 2,775 people have died from it.

The state health department has administered close to 100,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine, officials said Tuesday.

For more information on vaccinations, visit https://oklahoma.gov/covid19/vaccine-information/vaccine-faqs.html.