448 thousand Oklahomans vaccinated; Kaw City COVID free

by Jordan Green

State health officials said Monday that they’ve administered more than 1.4 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine.

The Oklahoma State Health Department reported that 811,288 people have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. More than 448,000 people have received their second doses, meaning they’re fully immunized against the virus. Data from the Oklahoma State Health Department on Tuesday showed that Kay County had 5,134 cases of the virus, 137 of which are active. Officials said 4,913 Kay County residents have recovered from the virus, and 84 have died from it.

State officials report that there are 3,753 cases of the virus in Ponca City. Forty-seven people there have died, and 3,609 have recovered. Blackwell has 658 cases, with 613 recoveries and 19 deaths. Newkirk has 430 cases, with 413 recoveries and three deaths. Tonkawa has 358 cases, with 338 recoveries and 15 deaths. Kaw City has 62 cases, with 60 recoveries and two deaths. 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. In recent weeks, the state health department has changed the way it counts coronavirus cases and deaths. The department now includes provisional data from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control on its website.

Those numbers are higher than the state’s investigated total number of cases. The department’s investigated numbers show that the state has 432,793 cases of the virus. Of those cases, 11,401 are active. Statewide, 416,604 people have recovered from the virus, and 4,788 peo-ple have died from it. The CDC’s provisional numbers show that the state has 435,286 cases of the virus and 7,704 deaths. For more information on vaccinations, visit https:// oklahoma.gov/covid19/vaccine-information/vaccinefaqs.html.