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COVID-19 update: Pott. County rises to 48 cases

Vicky O. Misa

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SIDEBAR:

Watch for symptoms

According to cdc.goc, people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported — ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Or at least two of these symptoms:

Fever

Chills

Repeated shaking with chills

Muscle pain

Headache

Sore throat

New loss of taste or smell

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As of Friday afternoon, Pottawatomie and surrounding counties reporting positive cases of COVID-19 and deaths:

Oklahoma — 816 cases; 31 deaths

Cleveland — 584 cases; 33 deaths

Pottawatomie — 48 cases; 4 deaths

McClain — 74 cases; 2 deaths

Garvin — 14 cases; 1 deaths

Lincoln — 12 cases; 0 deaths

Pontotoc — 10 cases; 2 deaths

Seminole — 11 cases; 2 deaths

Okfuskee — 1 case; 0 deaths

As all but a handful of counties across the state have all been affected by positive COVID-19 cases, in the past couple days Pottawatomie County has bumped up a notch to the 17th highest number of reports — now showing 48 cases — and four deaths.

Oklahoma County has remained at the top of the list, marking 816 cases and 31 deaths. Tulsa County data confirms a jump to 584 cases, with a slightly higher death count, at 33. The third highest-ranking county is directly to the west — Cleveland County has experienced 426 cases so far, with 29 deaths. There are 16 counties reporting more than 50 cases (up two from Tuesday's figures); 32 counties in the state are still showing 10 or fewer positive cases.

State

As of Friday afternoon, there were 3,748 positive cases of COVID-19 reported in Oklahoma; 731 have been hospitalized since the pandemic reached the area.

As of Friday, an additional seven COVID-19-related deaths were reported between April 21 and 29 — and one death occurred in the last 24 hours — bringing the total to 230.

One death was reported in Oklahoma County, a female in the 65 and older age group.

Three deaths were reported in Washington County, two males in the 65 and older age group and a female in the 65 and older age group.

One death was reported in Cleveland County, a female in the 65 and older age group.

One death was reported in Comanche County, a male in the 65 and older age group.

One death was reported in Pontotoc County, a male in the 65 and older age group.

And one death was reported in Rogers County, a male in the 65 and older age group.

There have been 230 total COVID-19-related deaths in the state tallied so far.

Testing

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.

Data

Across the country, more than one million cases — 1,062,446 — have been tallied across the country as of Friday; 62,406 resulting in death. Twenty states have reported more than 10,000 cases of COVID-19, according to cdc.gov.

Of Pottawatomie County's 48 positive cases, 32 have reportedly recovered, according to coronavirus.health.ok.gov.

Stay informed

For more information about COVID-19, visit cdc-gov or coronavirus.health.ok.gov.

For more information about local guidelines, visit shawneeok.org.

For more information about state guidelines, visit ok.gov.

For more information about federal guidelines, visit whitehouse.gov.

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