COVID surge continues in area


The number of people testing positive for COVID-19 across Oklahoma again increased significantly over the past week and the same was true in Pottawatomie and Lincoln Counties as well.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports two more people have died in Pottawatomie County and also there are two additional deaths in Lincoln County. Pottawatomie County now has 23 people who have died and Lincoln County has 26, for a total of 49 between the two counties. Last week that count was 45.

Last week that count was 45.

The two latest deaths in Pottawatomie County are a female 65 and older and a female in the 36-40 age group.

In Lincoln County, the very latest death is a male in the 65 and older age group.

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Pottawatomie and Lincoln Counties has continued to surge in the last week, the OSDH reports.

The number of new positive tests in Pottawatomie County jumped by 390 in the last week and in Lincoln County they increased by 142, according to figures provided by the OSDH.

Lincoln County’s number this week is 1,225. A week ago it was 1,083. Two weeks ago it was 942 the OSDH said.

The number of people testing positive for the virus in Pottawatomie County this week stands at 3,227 Last week it was 2,837. The county’s total two weeks ago was 2,537.

Between the two counties, the number of positive tests has jumped by 532 people in the last seven days.

Total number of people testing positive in the two counties now stands at 4,452, according to the OSDH.

A week ago that number stood at 3,920. Two weeks ago the number was 3,479.

Total number of people who have recovered in the two counties is 3,572, according to OSDH figures. In Pottawatomie County, 2,599 have recovered and 973 have recovered in Lincoln County.

Statewide as of Monday, 177,974 have tested positive, there have been 1,649 deaths and 142,381 who have recovered. Active cases stood at 33,844 the OSDH said.

Last week there were 158,408 testing positive, there had been 1,544 deaths and 128,057 had recovered.

There were 28,807 active cases a week ago.

This week on Monday, the OSDH reported more than 3,544 new positive cases confirmed and 15 additional deaths.

The OSDH reports more than 1,780,000 have tested negative.