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COVID-19 Update for Okfuskee County

By Pamela Thompson

With the worry of different strains of COVID-19 appearing, it was rumored there are fifty active COVID-19 cases in Okemah.

On the Oklahoma State Department of Health’s (OSDH) COVID-19 website, the OSDH’s Disease Investigation Summary reports COVID-19 statistics by county and city along with many other categories. Since tracking began in early 2020, Okfuskee County has had 1,800 cases (32 deaths and 1,766 recovered) leaving a total of two active cases. Checking by city, Okemah reports 777 cases, which includes 16 deaths and 759 recovered cases, leaving a total of two cases, meaning no active cases in the county outside of Okemah.

The City of Okemah receives COVID-19 reports from the Oklahoma Emergency Management and the Oklahoma State Department of Health on a daily basis. City Manager Jayne Hughes stated, “I didn’t know someone thought our numbers were up. Oklahoma is one of about six states as a whole that is seeing a slight increase, but for Okfuskee County, we have only had one new case in a week and no new deaths.”

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1 Comment

  1. Paige Montgomery on August 12, 2021 at 5:20 pm

    As of today I’ve heard that covid is super heavy in Okemah and places are being shut down due to employees being infected.
    It was meant to be a hush hush finding, but the general public has the right to know. “Closed for 2 weeks” that’s not informing the patrons or protecting the community…on a daily basis people unknowingly come in contact with the virus and when it’s a known fact it should be told to the public instead of closing due to the fact and keeping it quiet. We have so many vulnerable people in Okemah that desperately need to know!

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