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Seven New Deaths, 314 New COVID-19 Cases In Oklahoma

New cases of COVID-19 increased by 314 on Friday, representing a one percent increase in total reported cases, with the state's total now at 29,116. Oklahoma health officials say the backlog of cases from earlier this week has been resolved.
There were also seven new deaths reported, bringing the state's total to 484. Two of the new deaths were identified in the past 24 hours. The state released demographic information on six of the seven deaths:

  • Three in Oklahoma County, one female and one male in the 50 - 64 age group and one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Caddo County, male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Creek County, female in the 50 - 64 age group.
  • One in Rogers County, female in the 65 or older age group.

Oklahoma has totaled 4,976 new cases of the coronavirus in the past seven days, an average of 711 per day.
23,277 people — more than 79 percent of the total cases — have since been classified as having recovered from the virus. 628 Oklahomans are currently hospitalized as either confirmed positive COVID-19 cases or under investigation for the virus.

There are 5,355 active cases in the state. Oklahoma County has the most active cases with 1,458, followed by Tulsa County with 1,082, Cleveland County with 350, Jackson County with 163, Rogers County with 155, Canadian County with 144 and McCurtain County with 141.

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