Kay County Covid-19 Vaccination Rate Increasing
Mike Seals - August 12, 2021 10:12 am
Fully Vaccinated Rates in Kay County
OKLAHOMA CITY — The latest Epidemiology Report from the Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the fully vaccination rate of residents in Kay County is 37 percent, an increase of .4 percent since Aug. 1.
The fully vaccination rates for Kay County residents over the age of 65 is 68 percent an increase of .1 percent.
OSDH reports that Oklahoma’s current trend with new positive cases continues to reflect community transmission, which can be reduced by getting the COVID-19 vaccine, keeping 6 feet of physical distance from others, wearing face coverings when around individuals from outside the household, avoiding touching your face, and regular hand-washing.
Kay County ranks 13th in the state in the number of deaths with 129, which includes 84 Ponca City residents; 28 Blackwell residents; 15 Tonkawa residents; six Newkirk residents; three Kaw City residents and one Braman resident. At least seven of the Ponca City residents were on the Osage County side.
Osage County has reported 86 deaths which includes 10 Fairfax residents and one Shidler resident.
Noble County has 21 confirmed deaths which includes, 13 deaths in Perry, three Billings residents; a Morrison resident; Two Red Rock women both in the 65 or older age category and two Marland residents.