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Oklahoma COVID-19 Hospitalizations Reach New High

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Oklahoma Health Department
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Oklahoma hospitalizations for COVID-19 as of July 1, 2020.

Fifty-nine more people were admitted to Oklahoma hospitals Tuesday for COVID-19, bringing the total number of people hospitalized to 374, the highest number since the pandemic began.
As of the July 1 report, 212 of the state’s 943 ICU beds remain available, as 48 more people were admitted to intensive care units. That brings the total number of people in intensive care for the coronavirus to 159, an increase of 48 people from the previous day.

In his press conference Tuesday, Governor Kevin Stitt remained confident in the state’s hospital capacity saying more than 4,000 beds are available to care for Oklahomans.

The state added 355 new positive cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, bringing the total to 14,112. This is down from the all-time high of 585 positive cases reported the day before. Two more people died from complications of the coronavirus. Both were males in Tulsa County over the age of 65.

Oklahoma’s Hispanic and Latino population is being disproportionately affected in the number of COVID-19 cases, making up 20.3% of positive cases even though the groups only comprise 10% of the state’s total population.

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