OSDH: 1,300 new COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma

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FILE – In this Friday, May 8, 2020 file photo, a respiratory therapist pulls on a second mask over her N95 mask before adding a face shield as she gets ready to go into a patient’s room in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at a hospital in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Officials say there are 1,300 new COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma.

On Wednesday, data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 572,223 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March of 2020.

That’s an increase of 1,300 cases since Tuesday, Sept. 7.

At this point, officials believe there are 20,432 active cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oklahoma has seen 9,370 deaths as of Wednesday.

Officials say there were 1,511 Oklahomans hospitalized with COVID-19 on average over the past three days. Authorities also noted that there were 29 pediatric hospitalizations for COVID-19 included in that number.

Data from local hospitals on Sept. 8

Health leaders say over 2.1 million Oklahomans have received their initial COVID-19 vaccine, while 1.76 million have completed the series.

Here are the key points outlined in the weekly Oklahoma State Department of Health Epidemiology Report:

  • KEY POINTS
  • 18,635 cases were reported in the last week
    5.1% decrease from the week before (August 22-28)
  • 208 deaths were reported in the past week
  • 32,675 (5.7%) cases have been hospitalized
  • 63,831 specimens have been tested over the last 7 days
    according to the CDC COVID data tracker.
  • 3,227,067 vaccine doses have been administered in total
  • The average age of cases was 39 years and average
    age of individuals who died was 74 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

COVID-19 VARIANT STRAINS:

Additional information on variant classifications and definitions can be found here

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