Over 20,000 Oklahomans have now tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
New statistics released on Monday morning indicates that another 400,000 Oklahomans have tested negative.
Figures released on Monday shows that 120 residents in Kay County have tested positive, including 115 in Ponca City.
Also over the weekend, it was reported that Oklahoma has its first COVID-19 related pediatric death.
“I was deeply saddened to learn of the loss of the state’s first child impacted by COVID-19 since the pandemic arrived in Oklahoma. Our prayers are with the family and community as they mourn the loss of a young, innocent life,” said Interim Health Commissioner Lance Frye, MD. “As the pandemic continues to tragically impact families in our state, we can remain vigilant to prevent the spread by actively protecting each other.”
Commissioner Frye and the OSDH would like to remind Oklahomans that preventive measures — including frequently washing hands, limiting social engagements and wearing a mask where physical distancing is challenging — are essential actions to take as the threat of the virus remains within our communities.
OSDH provides free COVID-19 testing at 80 locations throughout Oklahoma and encourages everyone to get tested. An interactive map of testing sites can be found by clicking here.
The death toll in Oklahoma stands at 424 deaths, eight of those in Kay County.