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Shawnee Sees Jump in COVID-19 Cases as County Adds 51 This Week


July 23, 2020Shawnee has added 20 new COVID-19 cases in the past two days, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). The latest cumulative total now stands at 168 confirmed residents, including 51 of which are considered active cases and six deaths. Throughout July, 96 positive coronavirus cases have been added, more than doubling the city's cumulative total since the first case was reported in Pottawatomie County on March 25.

In the 74801 zip code, 11 new residents have been reported as COVID-19 positive since OSDH released Tuesday's totals. The cumulative total in the 74801 area is now 96. The state considers 31 cases currently active, with 64 of the total 96 cases listed as recovered. Recovered cases are defined by OSDH as "currently not hospitalized or deceased and 14 days after onset/report."

In the 74804 zip code, eight new cases have been added in the past two days, for a cumulative total of 69 positive COVID-19 residents. There are 46 cases listed by OSDH as recovered, leaving 19 known residents considered to have an active, transmittable form of the coronavirus.

Maud's total cases more than doubled since Tuesday with the addition of five new cases for a new cumulative total of eight. On July 1, Maud only had one confirmed case of the virus.

Tecumseh now has 23 cumulative cases, with three added this week. OSDH lists 17 recovered, leaving six known active cases. Tecumseh had ten confirmed cases as of July 1.

The Dale/McLoud* area (zip code 74851) has picked up five newly reported cases since Tuesday, for a new cumulative total of 32, seven of which are considered active by OSDH. On July 1, the 74851 area had 13 confirmed cases.

Earlsboro* now has eight total residents who have tested positive for the virus, five of whom OSDH considers recovered, leaving three known active cases. Earlsboro started July with two reported cases.

Macomb picked up the town's first, second, and third confirmed COVID-19 cases this month. Two are listed as recovered leaving one known active case.

Konawa* now has nine total cases with one fatality, listed among Seminole County deaths. OSDH reports five cases as recovered, leaving three known active cases. The majority of Konawa is located in Lincoln County.

Meeker* cases have also doubled this month, with five added since July 1 for a total of nine cases confirmed. Five are listed as recovered, leaving four known cases considered active. The majority of Meeker is located in Lincoln County.

Prague*, which barely dips into Pottawatomie County's panhandle, also has doubled in numbers this month and now has 14 cumulative cases confirmed after picking up seven this month. OSDH lists 11 as recovered, leaving three known cases considered active.

In Asher and Wanette, no new cases have been reported this month. Both have three cases considered recovered. St. Louis remains the only Pottawatomie County town with no cases reported.

In all, Pottawatomie County has had 245 positive COVID-19 cases confirmed since March 25. Countywide, 142 new cases have been reported this month, with 55 of those reported since Monday morning. OSDH lists 168 as recovered, leaving 72 known county residents considered as having active forms of the virus.

*Indicates multi-county towns


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