OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Officials are reporting 1,500 new COVID-19 cases and 76 new deaths in Oklahoma on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 611,885 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March of 2020.
That’s an increase of 1,500 cases since Tuesday, Sept. 28.
At this point, officials believe there are 11,959 active cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oklahoma has seen 10,208 deaths as of Wednesday.
Officials say there were 1,045 Oklahomans hospitalized with COVID-19 on average over the past three days. Authorities also noted that there were 24 pediatric hospitalizations for COVID-19 included in that number.
Health leaders say over 2.2 million Oklahomans have received their initial COVID-19 vaccine, while 1.84 million have completed the series.
Here are the key points released in the weekly State Epidemiology report:
• 11,665 cases were reported in the last week 12.8% decrease from the week before (Sept 12-18)
• 234 deaths were reported in the past week
• 34,760 (5.7%) cases have been hospitalized
• 37,865 specimens have been tested over the last 7 days according to the CDC COVID data tracker.
• 3,393,760 vaccine doses have been administered in total
• The average age of cases was 39 years and average age of individuals who died was 73 years
• The youngest case was less than a year old and the oldest case was 100+ years
• The youngest individual to die from COVID-19 was less than 15 years and the oldest was 100+ years
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