OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahoma health officials say the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded 53 additional deaths related to COVID-19 in the state.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced in March 2022 that it was discontinuing its daily situation updates that monitor the daily case counts, and instead, release weekly data on Thursdays.

On Thursday, data from OSDH shows that the state has had 1,287,378 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March of 2020.

That’s an overall increase of 2,928 cases from last week’s numbers.

Officials believe there are 4,429 active cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

The CDC says Oklahoma has seen 17,940 deaths, which is an increase of 53 deaths from last week’s data.

According to officials, there were 216 Oklahomans hospitalized with COVID-19 on average over the past three days.

Officials also noted that there were 26 pediatric hospitalizations for COVID-19 included in that number.