COVID numbers drop in Kay County signaling hope for nation

by Jordan Green

Kay County’s active coronavirus case numbers have continued to drop alongside statewide case numbers. Data from the Oklahoma State Health Department on Tuesday showed that Kay County had 5,104 cases of the virus, 150 of which are active.

Officials said 4,873 Kay County residents have recovered from the virus, and 81 have died from it.

State officials report that there are 3,734 cases of the virus in Ponca City. Forty-seven people there have died, and 3,582 have recovered. Blackwell has 647 cases, with 604 recoveries and 18 deaths. Newkirk has 430 cases, with 412 recoveries and three deaths. Tonkawa has 357 cases, with 333 recoveries and 14 deaths. Kaw City has 62 cases, with 61 recoveries and one death.

That leaves the town with no active cases. Braman has 22 cases, with 20 recoveries and one death.

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 429,162 cases of the virus. Of those cases, 12,038 are active. Statewide, 412,590 people have recovered from the virus, and 4,534 people have died from it.

The state health department has administered more than 1 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine, officials said Tuesday.

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