COVID Update: Rogers County

All numbers as of Wednesday, Oct. 21

COVID cases are steadily rising in Claremore and Rogers County.

This week, Acting City Manager John Feary provided an update on city government meeting requirements during the pandemic.

"Executive order allows us to meet virtually through Nov. 15. There is an effort to extend that but the only way to do so is through executive action," Feary said. "There's a lot of people working on that. I know there's number of people still leery of large gatherings so we are working on that and I'll keep you update…I want to remind people that while we do not have a mask mandate we do have a resolution strongly encouraging folks to follow those guidelines."

Claremore Emergency Management Director Sean Douglas said, "Of the total cases for Rogers County, only 10 percent are in long term care facilities or nursing homes. We're doing relatively well right now."

He added that, "Locally, hospitals haven't been overwhelmed, but it's stressing the system."

Douglas added that state-wide, only 13 percent of ICU beds are available.

Wednesday, the state health department reported an additional COVID death in Rogers County, bringing the total to 54.

The most recent, they reported, was a male in the 65 and older age group.

As of Wednesday's report, they show a total of 2,330 COVID cases in Rogers County, with 1,997 recovered cases.

County numbers

The Oklahoma State Department of Health provides a breakdown of cases by city:

Claremore- 1,357 cases, 49 deaths, 1,151 recovered

Chelsea- 160 cases, 2 deaths, 129 recovered

Inola- 148 cases, 3 deaths, 122 recovered

Oologah- 115 cases, 0 deaths, 97 recovered

Talala- 58 cases, 0 deaths, 54 recovered

State numbers

As of this advisory, there are 110,855 cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. There are 19 additional deaths identified to report.

State data shows that day over day, the state saw an increase of 1,307 cases, 19 deaths, and seven active cases.

Trending Video

Recommended for you