OSDH Announces “Significant Community Spread” of COVID-19 Over Weekend

(Enid, OK) The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced an increase of 4,507 case increase over the weekend.

Nine deaths were reported on Saturday, including a Garfield County resident. The state has reported 1,438 Oklahomans have died from COVID-19 or complications from the virus since March. Of those, 32 have been reported in Enid.

Garfield County has added 83 positive COVID-19 cases since Friday for a total of 2,747 overall, with 316 of those active, an increase of 67. Enid saw an increase of 81 cases for a total of 2,518, with 286 active cases.

OSDH announced a “significant community spread” om Saturday and a backlog of cases resulting from the transfer from a manual to electronic reporting system were responsible for the record number of cases reported over the weekend. Officials expected the numbers to lower on Sunday as duplicated cases were eliminated.

Other Northwest Oklahoma county case increases from Friday to Sunday were 52 in Woods, 25 in Woodward, 19 in Noble, 18 in Major, 11 in Kingfisher, 10 in Grant, nine in Blaine and eight in Alfalfa County.