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In Seven Days OSDH Reported 102 New COVID-19 Cases In The County


Jennifer Pitts

Countywide & Sun Graphic

July 28, 2020 – Positive COVID-19 case numbers continue to rise across Pottawatomie County, with 102 new cases reported in the past seven days by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH).

In all, Pottawatomie County has seen 318 positive COVID-19 cases reported since March 25, with 214 confirmed in July. The state lists 211 as recovered and six fatal cases, leaving 101 known county residents considered as having an active form of the virus. OSDH defines recovered cases as "currently not hospitalized or deceased and 14 days after onset/report."

Maud's* has seen an 84 percent increase in cases reported over the past seven days – jumping from 3 confirmed cases on July 21 to 17 cases confirmed as of today, July 28, according to OSDH. On July 1, Maud only had one confirmed case of the virus. The state lists three cases as recovered, leaving the majority considered active.

Shawnee picked up 76 new COVID-19 cases in the past week, according to agency data. The latest cumulative total now stands at 225 confirmed residents, 74 of which are considered active cases. Throughout July, 156 positive coronavirus cases have been added, more than doubling the city's cumulative total.

In the 74801 zip code, 43 new residents have been reported as COVID-19 positive since last Tuesday for a cumulative total of 131. The state considers 46 cases currently active, with 84 total cases listed as recovered.

In the 74804 zip code, 32 new cases have been added by OSDH over the past seven days, for a cumulative total of 90 positive COVID-19 residents. There are 58 cases listed by OSDH as recovered, leaving 28 known residents considered to have an active, transmittable form of the novel coronavirus. 

The Dale/McLoud area (zip code 74851) picked up nine newly reported cases since last Tuesday for a cumulative total of 36 confirmed cases, seven of which are considered active by OSDH. On July 1, the 74851 area had 13 confirmed cases.

Tecumseh now has 28 cumulative cases, with seven added this week. OSDH lists 20 as recovered, leaving eight known active cases. Tecumseh had ten confirmed cases as of July 1.

Earlsboro now has 11 total residents who have tested positive for the virus, seven of whom the state 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, with the last new case reported on July 17. All three are now listed as recovered by OSDH. 

In the far southeast corner of the county, Konawa* doubled in cases this week to a total of 14 with one fatality listed among Seminole County deaths. OSDH reports six cases as recovered, leaving three known active cases. 

To the north, Meeker* picked up five cases in the past seven days. The town started July with four reported cases. That number has tripled for a cumulative total of 13. Nine are currently listed as recovered, leaving four known cases considered active. 

Prague*, which barely dips into Pottawatomie County's panhandle, also has tripled in numbers this month and now has 19 cumulative cases confirmed after picking up five this week. OSDH currently lists 15 as recovered, leaving four known cases considered active.

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

*Indicates multi-county towns


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