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Shawnee woman dies from COVID-19

By Vicky O. Misa | Vicky.misa@news-star.com | (405) 214-3962 | Twitter: @Vicky_NewsStar
The Shawnee News-Star
At left is Pottawatomie County Emergency Manager Chad Larman and with him is Shawnee Emergency Manager Rachelle Erickson. The pair, along with several other state, local and tribal officials, have prepared Citizen Potawatomi Nation's (CPN) FireLake Arena as a staging area for COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Vaccination is by appointment only. Visit vaccinate.oklahoma.gov.

This week, Pottawatomie County's death toll added one more victim — a Shawnee woman in the 50-64 age group died, as reported Tuesday. The county's total now stands at 42.

As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, there have been 341,364 cases of COVID-19 so far in Oklahoma, the state Health Department reports.

On Wednesday, there were 44 additional deaths identified to report.

• One in Beckham County, one female in the 50-64 age group.

• One in Bryan County, one male in the 65 or older age group.

• One in Cherokee County, one female in the 65 or older age group.

• One in Cleveland County, one male in the 65 or older age group.

• Two in Comanche County, two males in the 65 or older age group.

• One in Grady County, one male in the 65 or older age group.

• One in Le Flore County, one male in the 50-64 age group.

• Two in McIntosh County, two females in the 65 or older age group.

• One in Muskogee County, one female in the 65 or older age group.

• Four in Oklahoma County, one female in the 36-49 age group, one female in the 65 or older age group, two males in the 65 or older age group.

• Two in Okmulgee County, one male in the 50-64 age group, one male in the 65 or older age group.

• One in Osage County, one female in the 50-64 age group.

• One in Pawnee County, one female in the 65 or older age group.

• One in Rogers County, one female in the 65 or older age group.

• There were 18 in Tulsa County, one female in the 36-49 age group, eight females in the 65 or older age group, one male in the 50-64 age group, eight males in the 65 or older age group.

• Four in Wagoner County, one female in the 65 or older age group, one male in the 50-64 age group, two males in the 65 or older age group.

• One in Washington County, one female in the 65 or older age group.

• One in Woodward County, one male in the 65 or older age group.

Tuesday

According to Tuesday's report, there were 29 additional deaths identified.

• One in Beckham County, one male in the 65 or older age group.

• Two in Cherokee County, two males in the 36-49 age group.

• Four in Cleveland County, one female in the 50-64 age group, two females in the 65 or older age group, one male in the 65 or older age group.

• One in Comanche County, one male in the 65 or older age group.

• One in Cotton County, one male in the 50-64 age group.

• One in Garfield County, one female in the 65 or older age group.

• Two in Garvin County, one female in the 65 or older age group, one male in the 65 or older age group.

• One in Hughes County, one female in the 65 or older age group.

• One in Lincoln County, one female in the 65 or older age group.

• One in McClain County, one male in the 65 or older age group.

• Six in Oklahoma County, one female in the 65 or older age group, one male in the 50-64 age group, four males in the 65 or older age group.

• One in Osage County, one female in the 65 or older age group.

• One in Pontotoc County, one male in the 36-49 age group.

• One in Pottawatomie County, one female in the 50-64 age group.

• One in Rogers County, one male in the 65 or older age group.

• One in Seminole County, one male in the 50-64 age group.

• One in Sequoyah County, one female in the 65 or older age group.

• One in Stephens County, one male in the 65 or older age group.

• One in Washita County, one male in the 65 or older age group.

Around the country

In the U.S., 22,846,795 cases have been recorded so far. There have been a reported 380,796 deaths, up 4,736 from Tuesday's report. The state of Oklahoma Department of Health website no longer offers data determining how many in the U.S. have recovered and how many cases are still active.

In the state, subtracting those who have recovered (299,375) and those who have died (2,848) from the total cases (341,364) brings the active case count to 39,141 across the state, down 883 from Tuesday's data.

In the county, of the 6,469 total cases documented, 5,692 have recovered. There have been 42 deaths logged.

In Shawnee, there have been 3,993 total cases reported so far. Reportedly, 3,529 have recovered and 31 have died.

For more information, visit coronavirus.health.ok.gov.

For story ideas, questions or concerns, reporter Vicky O. Misa can be reached at vicky.misa@news-star.com.