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Pott. County man dies of COVID-19

By Vicky O. Misa | Shawnee News-Star | USA Today Network
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.

COVID-19 deaths continue to add up as four have died in Pottawatomie County in the past week, two from Shawnee and two rurally.

The latest victim — a man in the 65 or older age group — has died, according to Thursday's report. No deaths were reported from Pottawatomie County Friday. The county's total now stands at 43.

There have been 77 deaths recorded in the state over the past two days.

As of 11 a.m. Friday, there have been 348,044 cases of COVID-19 so far in Oklahoma, the state Health Department reports.

Friday

There were 43 additional deaths identified to report.

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

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

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

• Three in Garfield County, three females in the 65 or older age group.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Nine in Oklahoma County, two females in the 50-64 age group, one female in the 65 or older age group, two males in the 36-49 age group, four males in the 65 or older age group.

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

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

• Seven in Tulsa County, one female in the 18-35 age group, two females in the 65 or older age group, four males in the 65 or older age group.

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

Thursday

On Thursday, there were 34 additional deaths identified to report.

• Two in Atoka County, one female in the 50-64 age group, one male in the 50-64 age group.

• Three in Bryan County, three males in the 65 or older age group.

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

• Three in Comanche County, one female in the 50-64 age group, two males in the 65 or older age group.

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

• One in Custer County, one female in the 36-49 age group.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Three in Pontotoc County, one female in the 50-64 age group, one male in the 36-49 age group, one male in the 65 or older age group.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Around the country

In the U.S., 23,313,101 cases have been recorded so far. There have been a reported 388,692 deaths, up 3,928 from Thursday'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 (306,874) and those who have died (2,925) from the total cases (348,044) brings the active case count to 38,245 across the state, up 97 from Thursday's data.

County and city information was not available on the health department website by press time Friday.

According to Thursday's report, in the county, of the 6,510 total cases documented, 5,767 have recovered. Active cases number 700, which was down 35 from Wednesday's count. There are currently 43 deaths logged.

In Shawnee, there have been 4,016 total cases reported so far. Reportedly, 3,578 have recovered and 31 have died. Active cases were at 407, down 26 since Wednesday's report.

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.