OSDH: 2,800 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths reported 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) – Health officials say 56 Oklahoma children have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in Oklahoma over the past few days.

On Friday, data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 524,376 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March of 2020.

That’s an increase of 2,851 cases since Thursday, Aug. 19.

At this point, officials believe there are 20,483 active cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oklahoma has seen 8,957 deaths as of Friday.

Officials say there were 1,487 Oklahomans hospitalized with COVID-19 on average over the past three days. Authorities also noted that there were 56 pediatric hospitalizations for COVID-19 included in that number.

Health leaders say over 2 million Oklahomans have received their initial COVID-19 vaccine, while 1.65 million have completed the series.

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