8-12-20: County COVID-19 Update


August 13, 2020

Aug. 12, 2020 – Today's data reflects six new official Pottawatomie County novel coronavirus cases reported by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). The county now shows a cumulative total of 465 residents who have tested positive. Of those, nine have died and the state considers 359 as recovered**, leaving 97 known residents considered to have an active form of the virus.

A total of 12 new cases have been reported today among all communities with at least a portion of the town's zip code located within Pottawatomie County. The cumulative total of positive cases among these multi-county communities is now 562, according to OSDH data.

Virus numbers throughout the county are as follows:

• Total City of Shawnee - 3 new positives, 315 cumulative cases, 8 deaths, 245 considered recovered; 

• Shawnee, 74801 zip - no new positives, 181 cumulative cases, 1 death, 137 considered recovered; 

• Shawnee, 74804 zip - 3 new positives, 127 cumulative cases, 6 deaths, 103 considered recovered; 

• McLoud* - 1 new positive, 58 cumulative cases, 1 death, 42 considered recovered; 

Tecumseh - 2 new positives, 48 cumulative cases, 35 considered recovered; 

• Prague* - 5 new positives, 46 cumulative cases, 35 considered recovered; 

• Meeker* - no new positives, 22 cumulative cases, 19 considered recovered; 

• Maud* - no new positives, 18 cumulative cases, 16 considered recovered; 

• Konawa* - no new positives, 17 cumulative cases, 1 death (Seminole County), 13 considered recovered; 

Earlsboro - 1 new positive, 15 cumulative cases, 12 considered recovered; 

• Wanette - no new positives, 9 cumulative cases, 8 considered recovered; 

Asher - no new positives, 9 cumulative cases, 5 considered recovered; and

Macomb - no new positives, 5 cumulative cases, 5 considered recovered; 

St. Louis remains the only Pottawatomie County town with no cases reported. 

*Multi-county towns

** Recovered cases are defined by OSDH as "currently not hospitalized or deceased and 14 days after onset/report."

State Hospital Bed Capacity

With 98 percent reporting compliance from hospitals across the state, ICU bed availablity was down to 18 percent according to Tuesday's Executive Order Report by OSDH. The agency reported 185 ICU beds available statewide out of 1023. Medical surgery beds reported available was 1,393 out of 5,880 - 24 percent.

The most recent report lists overall hospital occupancy at 6,748 as of midnight on Aug. 11, with 99 percent reporting compliance. The majority of reports since July 9 have shown overall occupancy to be above 6,000. In comparison, only three of June's weekday reports listed overall occupancy above 6,000 and none in May, April or March. May reports landed in the 5,000-5,999 range about half the time and in the 4,000-4,999 range the rest of the time. In April, most reports listed overall occupancy to be between 4,000-4,999, dipping below into the 3,000 range several times.


"As of this advisory, there are 45,398 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. There are 9 additional deaths identified to report. No deaths were identified in the past 24 hours.

One in Creek County, one female in the 65 or older age group.

One in Mayes County, one male in the 65 or older age group.

Four in Oklahoma County, one female in the 50 - 64 age group and one female and two males in the 65 or older age group.

One in Rogers County, one male in the 65 or older age group.

Two in Tulsa County, one female in the 50 - 64 age group and one male 65 or older age group.

There are 627 total deaths in the state."


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