(Enid, OK) Oklahoma gained another 2,197 COVID-19 cases Monday, as the number of active cases topped 20,000, and six more deaths were reported, including a Kingfisher County man, by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
In addition to the Kingfisher County resident in the 50-64 age group, OSDH announced the deaths of five more, all in the 65 and older age group: women in Cleveland, McIntosh and Oklahoma counties and men in Pontotoc and Kay counties.
OSDH announced this past Saturday “significant community spread” plus a backlog of cases resulting from the transfer from a manual to electronic reporting system were responsible for the record 4,507 cases reported over the weekend.
Garfield County cases increased by 46 as of Monday, according to OSDH. After the rise of thousands of cases over the weekend, the county has gained 165 since Friday morning, which averages to more than 65.5 cases a day per 100,000 population. That puts it on track to go over the threshold allowing in-person education at Enid Public Schools, according to policy district adopted by the Enid Board of Education.
Other Northwest Oklahoma county case increases were 23 in Woodward, nine in Kingfisher, eight in Major, five in Woods, four each in Blaine and Noble, three in Grant and two in Alfalfa, according to OSDH.