County cases almost at 200

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County cases almost at 200

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 14:27
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One more person tested positive for COVID-19 in Kay County as of Wednesday morning, assording to information released from the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Kay County now reports 199 cases and 10 total deaths.

Elsewhere in Oklahoma, there are currently 34,623 confirmed cases, an increase of 848 over Tuesday.

Fourteen additional deaths were reported in Caddo County, three in Cleveland County, one in Comanche County, two in McCurtain County, two in Oklahoma County, one in Okmulgee County, one in Osage County, one in Sequoyah County, one in Tulsa County and one in Wagoner County. There are 523 total deaths in the state.

Another 571,890 Oklahomans have tested negative for the virus.

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported — ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

— Fever or chills

— Cough

— Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

— Fatigue

— Muscle or body aches

— Headache

— New loss of taste or smell

— Sore throat

— Congestion or runny nose

— Nausea or vomiting

— Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms.

How COVID-19 Spreads Person-to-person spread

The virus is thought to spread mainly from personto-person.

— Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).

— Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Can someone spread the virus without being sick?

People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest).

Some spread might be possible before people show symptoms; there have been reports of this occurring with this new coronavirus, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

Spread from Contact with Contaminated Surfaces or Objects

It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

How easily a virus spreads from person-to-person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious (spread easily), like measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily. Another factor is whether the spread is sustained, spreading continually without stopping.

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