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Six more test positive

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 15:03
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Six more Kay County residents, two in Ponca City and four elsewhere in the county, have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, according to figures released on Tuesday morning from the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

A total of 223 positive cases have been reported in Kay County with 10 total deaths.

Of that number, 178 people have recovered from the virus.

Ponca City alone is responsible for 188 of those cases with 151 recoveries.

Elsewhere in Oklahoma, a total of 39,463 tests have been confirmed as positive, an increase of 861 from Monday.

There’s an additional 15 deaths to report including one in Adair County, one in Canadian County, one in Carter County, three in Cleveland County, one in Cherokee County, one in Jackson County, one in McCurtain County, four in Oklahoma County and two in Rogers County.

The statewide death toll now stands at 566.

Another 617,813 negative tests have been administered.

The County Health Department is asking that everyone continue to follow these simple tips to protect yourself and those around you during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Maintain social distancing by avoiding close contact with others (about 6 feet);

Wear a cloth face covering that covers your nose and mouth when in public settings;

Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces often;

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol;

If you are sick, take the following steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care;

If seeking medical attention, call ahead; Avoid public transportation or ridesharing;

Separate yourself from other people and pets within your home