Kay County counts 470+ active COVID-19 cases

by Jordan Green

Kay County has more than 4,500 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 4,577 cases of the virus, 473 of which are active.

Officials said 4,049 Kay County residents have recovered from the virus, and 55 have died from it. State officials report that there are 3,380 cases of the virus in Ponca City. Thirty-one people there have died, and 2,992 have recovered.

Blackwell has 560 cases, with 492 recoveries and 12 deaths. Newkirk has 377 cases, with 337 recoveries and two deaths. Tonkawa has 312 cases, with 275 recoveries and 10 deaths. Kaw City has 57 cases, with 53 recoveries and one death.

Braman has 19 cases, with 17 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 374,853 cases of the virus. Of those cases, 32,546 are active.

Statewide, 339,014 people have recovered from the virus, and 3,29 people have died from it. The state health department has administered more than 278,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine, officials said Tuesday. For more information on vaccinations, visit https://oklahoma.gov/covid19/vaccine-information/vaccine-faqs.html.