OSDH: Oklahoma’s COVID-19 cases jump by 2,300

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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 are reporting over 2,000 new COVID-19 cases across Oklahoma.

On Friday, data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 493,983 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March of 2020.

That’s an increase of 2,303 cases since Thursday, Aug. 5.

At this point, officials believe there are 16,687 active cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oklahoma has seen 8,771 deaths as of Friday.

Officials say there were 965 Oklahomans hospitalized with COVID-19 on average over the past three days. Authorities also noted that there were 40 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.

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