COVID-19 deaths keep climbing


The number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 has increased again in both Pottawatomie and Lincoln Counties in the last few days, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reports.

Four additional deaths have been reported in Pottawatomie County. Among them are two females in the 50-64 age group, a male in 50-64 age group and a male in the 65 and older age group, the OSDH said.

Among the latest deaths in Lincoln County are a female in the 65 and older age group and two males in the 65 and older age group.

Over the past week the number of positive cases has continued to rise in both Pottawatomie and Lincoln counties. in Lincoln County as of Tuesday this week stands at 37.

In Pottawatomie County that number is 42.

The number of new positive tests in Pottawatomie County jumped by 551 in the last week and in Lincoln County they increased by 225, according to figures provided by the OSDH.

Between the two counties, the number of positive tests has jumped by 776 in the last seven days.

Lincoln County’s number this week is 2,461. A week ago it was 2,236. Two weeks ago it was 2,052 the OSDH said.

The number of people testing positive for the virus in Pottawatomie County this week stands at 6,411. Last week it was 5,860. The county’s total two weeks ago was 5,397.

Total number of people testing positive in the two counties now stands at 8,872, according to the OSDH.

A week ago that number stood at 8,096. Two weeks ago the number was 7,449.

Total number of people who have recovered in the two counties is 7,750, according to OSDH figures. In Pottawatomie County, 5,615 have recovered and 2,135 have recovered in Lincoln County.

Statewide as of Tuesday 337,457 have tested positive, there have been 2,804 deaths and 294,629 who have recovered. Active cases stood at 40,024.

Last week there were 283,781 testing positive, there had been 2,571 deaths and 271,693 had recovered. There were 34,004 active cases a week ago.

This week on Tuesday, the OSDH reported 2,210 new positive cases confirmed and 29 additional deaths.