Jessie J. McCoy, 98

Born March 24, 1923

Died July 28, 2021

William Carl Collins Jr., 91

Born July 11, 1930

Died July 27, 2021

James Haskell "Jim" Gibson, 80

Born August 6, 1940

Died July 27, 2021


Born October 18, 1978

Died July 27, 2021

Donald P. Hamilton, 100

Born August 5, 1920

Died July 27, 2021


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Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 11:09 AM

The Oklahoma State Department of Health has just updated its case count; there are now 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. None of the cases are in Muskogee County.

At this time, all test results conducted through the health department’s public health laboratory are sent to the ordering physician or submitting clinical facility. Test status or results will not be provided by phone. If test results are positive, public health officials initiate an investigation, which results in notifying the patient and provider to conduct the case investigation and contact tracing procedures.

Testing materials remain in short supply in the state. Patients are encouraged to consult their physician or public health professional about their symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath. Clinicians may recommend testing for other respiratory illnesses, including flu, before recommending a COVID-19 test. Those individuals who are uninsured may call 211 for community resources.

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Canadian County has two cases. Cleveland County has one, Jackson County has one, Kay County has two, Oklahoma County has six, Payne County has one and Tulsa County has three.