CDC: COVID-19 death toll in Oklahoma reaches 8,498


OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Health officials say deaths connected to COVID-19 are nearing 8,500 in Oklahoma.

On Monday, data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 453,890 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March of 2020.

That’s an increase of 338 cases since Friday’s numbers.

At this point, officials believe there are 984 active cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oklahoma has seen 8,498 deaths as of Monday.

Officials say there were 136 Oklahomans hospitalized with COVID-19 on average over the past three days.

Health leaders say over 1.64 million Oklahomans have received their initial COVID-19 vaccine, while 1.33 million have completed the series.

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

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