OSDH: Hospitalizations spike across Oklahoma due to COVID-19

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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) – Officials say hospitalizations have spiked across Oklahoma due to COVID-19 infections.

On Wednesday, data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 503,552 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March of 2020.

That’s an increase of 2,199 cases since Tuesday, Aug. 10.

At this point, officials believe there are 18,072 active cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oklahoma has seen 8,805 deaths as of Wednesday.

Officials say there were 1,102 Oklahomans hospitalized with COVID-19 on average over the past three days. Authorities also noted that there were 49 pediatric hospitalizations for COVID-19 included in that number.

Health leaders say over 1.91 million Oklahomans have received their initial COVID-19 vaccine, while 1.6 million have completed the series.

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

On Wednesday the state epidemiology report was released and these are the key findings:

  • 14,079 cases reported in past week, 23.6% increase from week before (July 25-31)
  • 63 deaths were reported in the past week
  • 29,597 specimens have been tested over the last 7 days according to the CDC COVID data tracker
  • 2,935,171 vaccine doses have been administered in total (Oklahoma)
  • The average age of cases was 40 years and average age of individuals who died was 74
  • The youngest case was less than a year old and the oldest case was 100+ years

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