COVID-19: 14 cases in Blackwell, State tops 33 thousand

July 28, 2020

The coronavirus continues to spread in Oklahoma.

As of press time Tuesday, Kay County had a total of 198 cases of the virus, data from the Oklahoma State Health Department shows. 10 people in the county have died from the virus, and 146 have recovered from it. State officials report that there are 169 cases in Ponca City, 14 in Blackwell, nine in Tonkawa, six in Newkirk, and two in Kaw City.

Oklahoma had 33,755 confirmed cases of the virus as of press time, data from the state health department shows. Statewide, 509 individuals have died from the virus. Health officials report that 26,363 people have recovered from it.

The United States has more than 4.2 million cases of the virus, data from the Centers for Disease Control shows. More than 148,000 Americans have died from it, and close to two million have recovered from it.

The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is a respiratory illness that originated in China, CDC data shows. Symptoms of the virus include fever, shortness of breath, and dry coughing. Symptoms appear 2 – 14 days after a person has been exposed to the virus, which is transmitted by coughing and touching contaminated surfaces.