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COVID-19 Update as of Aug. 31, 2020

Photo caption: Image by Oklahoma State Department of Health

The Osage News is providing a weekly summary of COVID-19 data compiled by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Efforts are currently being made to include the Wahzhazhe Health Center’s weekly testing numbers to this report.

According to the OSDH, Oklahoma has a total of 58,733 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus. This is an increase of 5,568 individuals in the past week.

As of Aug. 31, 800 individuals have died in the state, which is an increase of 74 deaths in the past week. Osage County has a total of 12 deaths since March, a total of 61 active cases and a total of 567 recoveries. 

The 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 News has pulled data to reflect the situation of the virus spread within Osage County, its towns and surrounding cities frequented by Osage County residents, such as Tulsa, Ponca City and Bartlesville. 

Below is data from the latest OSDH COVID-19 Report as of Aug. 31, 2020.

Confirmed active cases by City as of Aug. 31, 2020
Tulsa – 1,035                           +69 cases in one week

Owasso – 74                           +5 cases in one week
Bartlesville – 65                      -6 cases in one week    
Ponca City – 32                       +5 case in one week  
Skiatook – 24                          +2 case in one week  
Cleveland – 20                        -9 cases in one week
Sperry – 12                              +2 cases in one week
Hominy – 7                              -94 cases in one week                                                                       
Pawhuska – 4                          -3 cases in one week
Barnsdall – 0                           -1 cases in one week  
Fairfax – 0                               0 new cases in one week                                           

Deaths by City as of Aug. 31, 2020
Tulsa – 94                                +3 deaths in one week                                  

Bartlesville – 37                      no new deaths
Ponca City – 9                         +1 new death in one week                
Skiatook – 8                            +1 new death in one week                            
Cleveland – 3                         no new deaths
Barnsdall – 2                           no new deaths
Owasso – 2                              no new deaths
Hominy – 2                              no new deaths
Sperry – 2                                +1 new death in one week
Pawhuska – 0                          no deaths       
Fairfax – 0                               no deaths

Oklahoma Total Cases by Race as of Aug. 31, 2020
White – 55.04%

Unknown – 20.60%
American Indian or Alaska Native – 9.54%
Black or African American – 7.10%
Multiple Races/Other – 3.98%
Asian or Pacific Islander alone – 3.75%

Oklahoma Total Cases by Age Group
18-35               35.47%

36-49               21.75%
50-64               17.73%
65+                  13.84%
05-17               9.01%
00-04               2.19%
UNK                 0.01%

To view more data for the state of Oklahoma, visit:


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Original Publish Date: 2020-08-31 00:00:00


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