OSDH: COVID-19 hospitalizations, deaths rise 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) – Authorities say there 215 Oklahomans in the ICU due to complications from COVID-19.

On Friday, data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 480,635 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March of 2020.

That’s an increase of 1,777 cases since Thursday, July 29.

At this point, officials believe there are 11,532 active cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oklahoma has seen 8,731 deaths as of Friday.

Officials say there were 720 Oklahomans hospitalized with COVID-19 on average over the past three days. Authorities also noted that there were 25 pediatric hospitalizations for COVID-19 included in that number.

Health leaders say over 1.86 million Oklahomans have received their initial COVID-19 vaccine, while 1.58 million have completed the series.

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

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