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Eight New Deaths, 710 New COVID-19 Cases In Oklahoma

Oklahoma health officials reported eight new deaths on Friday, bringing the state's total to 786. They are as follows:

  • Three in Oklahoma County, one female in the 50 - 64 age group and one female and one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Blaine County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Johnston County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Pontotoc County, one female in the 36 - 49 age group.
  • One in Sequoyah County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Tulsa County, one female in the 65 or older age group.

There were also 710 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 56,260.
Oklahoma has reported 4,514 new cases and 71 deaths due to the coronavirus in the past seven days, an average of 645 cases and 10 deaths per day.

47,762 people — more than 84 percent of the total cases — have since been classified as having recovered from the virus. 559 Oklahomans are currently hospitalized as either confirmed positive COVID-19 cases or under investigation for the virus.

There are 7,712 active cases in the state. Oklahoma County has the most active cases with 1,560, followed by Tulsa County with 1,471, Cleveland County with 465, Pottawatomie County with 284, Garfield County with 278, Comanche County with 235, Payne County with 224, Canadian County with 200, Rogers County with 178, Muskogee County with 165, McCurtain County with 155, LeFlore County with 153, Cherokee County with 150, Sequoyah County with 144 and Wagoner County with 132.

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