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Oklahoma Tops 1,000 Daily COVID-19 Cases For First Time

Oklahoma health officials report new cases of COVID-19 increased by 1,075 on Wednesday, representing the state's largest single-day increase in new case. That's nearly a five percent increase in total reported cases, with the state's total now at 22,813.
Four new deaths were reported, bringing the state's death toll to 432. They are as follows:

  • One in Creek County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Kay County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Oklahoma County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Tulsa County, one female in the 65 or older age group.

Oklahoma has totaled 4,920 new cases of the coronavirus in the past seven days, an average of 703 per day.
With 8,274 infections this month, July has surpassed June as Oklahoma's worst month of the virus. The state is also on pace to have more infections in July than it had in total before the month began.

17,366 people — more than 76 percent of the total cases — have since been classified as having recovered from the virus. 561 Oklahomans are currently hospitalized as either confirmed positive COVID-19 cases or under investigation for the virus.

There are 5,015 active cases in the state. Oklahoma County has the most active cases with 1,439, followed by Tulsa County with 1,112, Cleveland County with 321, Canadian County with 177, McCurtain County with 131, Okmulgee County with 105 and Rogers County with 102.

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