Coronavirus cases, hospitalizations continue to rise
November 25, 2020
According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), 2,736 more positive cases of the coronavirus were added on Tuesday, Nov. 24, for a total of 180,610. There were 15 new deaths for a total of 1,664. The state currently shows 33,260 active cases, down 584 from Monday. There were 1,566 people hospitalized with Covid.
The number of active cases in Alfalfa County is 169 compare to 94 a week ago. Woods County has 139 active cases, down from 154 a week ago. In the surrounding area, Grant County has 36 active cases with one new death reported Tuesday. Major County has 132, Woodward County 191 and Harper County 65. Garfield County has 644 active cases.
In Woods County, Alva has 139 active cases while Dacoma has two, Freedom two and Waynoka seven. Bill Johnson Correctional Center in Alva has 54 active cases among inmates and staff.
In Alfalfa County, Burlington has three cases, Carmen five, Cherokee 16, Goltry eight, Helena 129 and Jet three. James Crabtree Correctional Center in Helena has 55 cases among inmates and staff according to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections website.
Northwestern Oklahoma State University updates their report of active cases every Friday. On Nov. 20, the university listed 28 students and one employee testing positive for the virus.