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Wahzhazhe Health Center releases COVID-19 Update for the week Sept. 21-25

Photo caption: WHC COVID-19 Testing Data and COVID-19 Situational Data for the week of 9/21/20 - 9/25/20. These tests were exclusively performed by ONHS WHC staff. Courtesy Graphics/Wahzhazhe Health Center

The Wahzhazhe Health Center has released its weekly COVID-19 update of tests conducted at its facility in Pawhuska.

“It remains the goal of the Osage Nation Health Services WahZhaZhe Health Center to educate and inform our patients and the public in general about COVID-19,” said Laura Sawney, WHC Chief Operations and Compliance Officer. “Knowledge is power and we take pride in empowering everyone with usable data that you can consider when deciding on how you and your loved ones will go about living in this day of having to deal with COVID-19.

For the week of Sept. 21-25, the WHC reports that out of the 167 COVID-19 tests conducted 6 people tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and 161 people tested negative. The WHC is monitoring 12 patients with active cases of COVID-19 and the contact tracer is monitoring 54 individuals.

The following is the data provided by the Wahzhazhe Health Center for week of Sept. 21-25: 

Active Cases:

Active Contacts being Traced:


New Cases:





COVID-19 Total Tests Conducted: 167

Negative           161, 96%
Positive            6, 4%

Tests by Age Group

65+                  11
50-64               33
35-49               64
18-34               53
17 & Under      6

Testing by Gender

Female             99, 59%
Male                 68, 41%

Tests by Communities

Barnsdall         6
Bartlesville      10
Fairfax              10
Hominy            34
Pawhuska        76
Skiatook           9
Wynona           1
Other                21