OSDH: 2,800 new COVID-19 cases, 18 deaths in Oklahoma

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Hidalgo County, Texas, is reporting an uptick over over 670 new coronavirus cases on Monday. (AP File Photo)

Hidalgo County, Texas, is reporting an uptick over over 670 new coronavirus cases on Monday. (AP File Photo)

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Officials are reporting more than 2,800 new cases and 18 deaths in Oklahoma from COVID-19.

On Friday, data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 508,834 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March of 2020.

That’s an increase of 2,814 cases since Thursday, Aug. 12.

At this point, officials believe there are 19,352 active cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oklahoma has seen 8,851 deaths as of Friday.

Officials say there were 1,326 Oklahomans hospitalized with COVID-19 on average over the past three days. Authorities also noted that there were 52 pediatric hospitalizations for COVID-19 included in that number.

Health leaders say over 1.96 million Oklahomans have received their initial COVID-19 vaccine, while 1.62 million have completed the series.

To learn more about guidelines regarding the pandemic, visit the CDC’s website.

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