COVID-19 cases rise in county

Increase at local hospitals has been seen in recent weeks

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COVID-19

From Staff Reports

The number of coronavirus cases in Canadian County continues to rise, and an increase at local hospitals has been seen in recent weeks with five people now hospitalized with the virus in Yukon, health experts report.

At all of the local INTEGRIS hospitals, that includes INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital in Yukon and Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, doctors have seen an uptick in the past two weeks, an INTEGRIS Health spokeswoman reported.

INTEGRIS Health hospitals currently have nearly 60 inpatients with the virus.

INTEGRIS officials say their highest hospitalization rate during the initial surge in March and April was 37.

In addition to the five patients at INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital in Yukon, one other patient with symptoms who has been tested is awaiting results, said hospital spokeswoman Brooke Cayot.

“INTEGRIS Health acknowledges there has been a significant increase of new COVID-19 patients and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 over the last couple of weeks,” according to a news release.

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The Oklahoma State Department of Health has reported 227 coronavirus cases in Canadian County with 164 people having recovered. There have been three deaths.

In Yukon, there are 128 cases with 94 people who have recovered and one death.

In El Reno, there are 28 cases with 18 people recovering and one death.

Mustang has had 37 cases, 26 people recover and one death.

Okarche has had seven cases with five people recovering.

In neighboring Kingfisher County, the City of Kingfisher has had 24 cases with 14 people recovering.

Statewide, there have been 11,948 cases reported, with 8,507 people recovering. There have been 375 deaths.

Drive-thru testing continues at Canadian County Health Department locations in Yukon, 1023 E Vandament Ave. For more information call (405) 354-4872.