COVID-19 numbers: Braman, Tonkawa, and Kaw City in the clear

by Jordan Green

Coronavirus infection numbers remain low in Kay County and across the state. Data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health on Monday showed that Kay County had 5,345 cases of the virus, six of which are active.

Officials said 5,211 Kay County residents have recovered from the virus, and 128 have died from it. State officials report that there are 3,907 cases of the virus in Ponca City. Eighty-three people there have died, and 3,820 have recovered.

Blackwell has 688 cases, with 659 recoveries and 28 deaths. Newkirk has 447 cases, with 440 recoveries and six deaths.

Braman, Tonkawa and Kaw City have no active cases.

The state health department does not provide data on coronavirus cases in some of the state’s smallest towns, including Nardin in Kay County.

Earlier this year, the department changed the way it counts coronavirus cases and deaths. The department includes provisional data from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control on its website. Those numbers are higher than the state’s investigated total number of cases.

The department’s investigated numbers show that the state has 454,884 cases of the virus. Of those cases, 1,291 are active. Statewide, 7,354 people have died from it. The CDC’s provisional numbers show that the state has 455,535 cases of the virus and 8,576 deaths. More than 1.4 million Oklahomans have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The state health department said Monday that it has dispensed more than 3.1 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine. For more information on vaccinations, visit covid19/vaccine-information/vaccine-faqs.html.