lmost a thousand Oklahomans Aare now infected with COVID-19, according to results released on Friday from the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
As of Friday afternoon, 988 confirmed cases had been reported. Four additional deaths were also reported, three in Tulsa County and one in Cleveland County. The death toll now stands at 38 in Oklahoma. A total of 289 Oklahomans have now been hospitalized with the virus.
Kay County has one more confirmed case bringing the number of cases to 25.
The numbers per county continue to increase. Kay County was once the fourth highest county in the state for positive cases. There are now five other counties ahead of Kay County including Wagoner, Washington, Canadian, Comanche and Creek. Osage County now has 21 confirmed cases while Payne County has 18.
The Kay County Health Department has announced curbside COVID-19 testing is currently underway by appointment only at the Kay County Health Department, 433 Fairview Avenue, Ponca City, while supplies are available.
The Kay County Health Department encourages those individuals 18 years and older who are experiencing a fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, or shortness of breath to contact the Kay County Health Department at 580-762-1641 to reserve an appointment. Testing is free and does not require insurance.
Instructions for utilizing the curbside testing service will be provided at the time the appointment is made.
A physician’s order is not needed in order to be tested through the Health Department’s curbside testing option. However, we do encourage established patients seeking testing to contact their primary care provider.
Please remember COVID-19 testing at the Kay County Health Department is being done curbside, by appointment only. Individuals are asked to remain in their vehicle at all times.
For additional information about COVID-19 or testing, please visit Coronavirus.health.ok.gov or call the Coronavirus hotline at 1-877-215-8336.