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More Than 2,500 New Coronavirus Cases In Oklahoma In the Past Week


Oklahoma health officials report 438 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on Thursday. That represents nearly a four percent increase in total reported cases, with the state's total now at 11,948.
Three additional Oklahomans have died due to COVID-19, bringing the state's total to 375. The deaths reported Thursday include:

  • Three in Oklahoma County, two females in the 65 and older age group and one male in the 65 and older age group.

Oklahoma has totaled 2,594 new cases of the coronavirus in the past seven days, an average of 371 per day.
Oklahoma has seen 5,442 new coronavirus cases so far this month. That's 197% of the number of cases the state saw in May (2,758) and 188% of the number of cases it saw in April (2,899).

8,507 people — more than 71 percent of the total cases — have since been classified as having recovered from the virus. 277 Oklahomans are currently hospitalized as either confirmed positive COVID-19 cases or under investigation for the virus.

There are 3,066 active cases in the state. Tulsa County has the most active cases with 1,124, followed by Oklahoma County with 609, McCurtain County with 233, Cleveland County with 182 and Payne County with 165.

Note: a previous version of this story reported an incorrect total number of infections for the past seven days.

Ryan LaCroix is the Director of Content and Audience Development for KOSU.
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