COVID-19 update: Pott. County cases at 43
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As all but a handful of counties across the state have all been affected by positive COVID-19 cases, Pottawatomie County sits at the 18th highest number of reports — now showing 43 cases and four deaths.
Oklahoma County has remained at the top of the list, marking 729 cases and 29 deaths. Tulsa County data confirms 506 cases, with a slightly higher death count, at 32. The third highest-ranking county is directly to the west — Cleveland County has experienced 410 cases so far, with 28 deaths. There are 14 counties reporting more than 50 cases; half of the counties in the state are showing 10 or fewer positive cases.
As of Tuesday afternoon, there were 3,410 positive cases of COVID-19 reported in Oklahoma; nearly 700 have been hospitalized since the pandemic reached the area.
As of Tuesday, an additional 10 COVID-19-related deaths were reported between April 22 and 26 — though no deaths occurred in the last 24 hours — bringing the total to 207.
Four deaths were reported in Tulsa County, a male in the 65 and older age group, a female in the 65 and older age group, a male in the 50-64 age group, and a female in the 50-64 age group.
Three deaths were reported in Washington County, two females in the 65 and older age group and a male in the 65 and older age group.
One death was reported in Caddo County, a female in the 65 and older age group.
One death was reported in Cleveland County, a male in the 65 and older age group.
And one death was reported in Delaware County, a female in the 65 and older age group.
There have been 207 total COVID-19-related deaths in the state tallied so far.
New regional drive-thru testing sites are open in multiple cities in Oklahoma as a result of a cross-county, city and state health system partnership. Testing requirements and capacity varies by location
Drive-thru testing is being offered at Pottawatomie County Health Department, 1904 Gordon Cooper Drive, by appointment only. Call (405) 273-2157 for an appointment.
Nearly one million cases — 988,197 — have been tallied across the country, 56,259 resulting in death. But more than 111,400 of those stricken with COVID-19 have recovered, according to coronavirus.health.ok.gov.
Of Pottawatomie County's 43 positive cases, 30 have reportedly recovered.
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As of Tuesday afternoon, Pottawatomie and surrounding counties reporting positive cases of COVID-19 and deaths:
Oklahoma — 729 cases; 29 deaths
Cleveland — 410 cases; 28 deaths
Pottawatomie — 43 cases; 4 deaths
McClain — 35 cases; 0 deaths
Garvin — 13 cases; 0 deaths
Lincoln — 11 cases; 0 deaths
Pontotoc — 10 cases; 1 deaths
Seminole — 10 cases; 1 deaths
Okfuskee — 1 case; 0 deaths