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17 New Deaths, 597 New COVID-19 Cases In Oklahoma

Oklahoma health officials reported 17 new deaths on Wednesday, bringing the state's total to 699. They are as follows:

  • Five in Pittsburg County, four females and one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Three in Oklahoma County, two female and one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Rogers County, one female and one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Tulsa County, two males in 65 or older age group.
  • One in Bryan County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Creek County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Le Flore County, one female in the 50 - 64 age group.
  • One in McCurtain County, one female in the 50 - 64 age group.
  • One in Sequoyah County, one female in the 65 or older age group.

There were also 597 new cases of COVID-19 reported. That's more than a one percent increase in total reported cases, with the state's total now at 49,923.
Oklahoma has reported 4,592 new cases and 72 deaths due to the coronavirus in the past seven days, an average of 656 cases and 10 deaths per day.

42,047 people — more than 84 percent of the total cases — have since been classified as having recovered from the virus. 566 Oklahomans are currently hospitalized as either confirmed positive COVID-19 cases or under investigation for the virus.

There are 7,177 active cases in the state. Oklahoma County has the most active cases with 1,657, followed by Tulsa County with 1,360, Cleveland County with 394, Rogers County with 234, Garfield County with 210, Pottawatomie County with 197, Canadian County with 170, Osage County with 164, Wagoner County with 152, Pittsburg County with 151, Muskogee County with 146, Cherokee County with 135, LeFlore County with 110, Payne County with 109 and Sequoyah County with 104.

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