OSDH: 33 new COVID-19 deaths, 2,500 cases in Oklahoma

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Health officials are reporting 33 additional deaths due to COVID-19 in the Sooner State.

On Wednesday, data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 554,496 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March of 2020.

That’s an increase of 2,538 cases since Tuesday, Aug. 31.

At this point, officials believe there are 22,432 active cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oklahoma has seen 9,199 deaths as of Wednesday.

Officials say there were 1,566 Oklahomans hospitalized with COVID-19 on average over the past three days. Authorities also noted that there were 41 pediatric hospitalizations for COVID-19 included in that number.

On Wednesday, the 4 main hospital groups in Oklahoma City updated their hospital capacity status.

Health leaders say over 2.05 million Oklahomans have received their initial COVID-19 vaccine, while 1.68 million have completed the series.

The weekly Epidemiology Report shows these key findings:

  • 19,645 cases were reported in the past week – 32.8% increase from the week before (August 15-21)
  • 189 deaths were reported in the past week
  • 31,855 (5.8%) cases have been hospitalized
  • 62,117 specimens have been tested over the last 7 days according to the CDC COVID data tracker.
  • 3,164,577 vaccine doses have been administered in total
  • The average age of cases was 40 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

Also included in the weekly report from the state are hospitalizations broken out by the vaccinated and unvaccinated.

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