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COVID Hospitalizations Pass 1,000, As Oklahoma Adds 17 Deaths And 1,246 New Cases

Oklahoma health officials reported 17 new deaths due to COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the state's total to 1,392. They are as follows:

  • Four in Oklahoma County, one male in the 18 - 35 age group, two females in the 65 or older age group, and one male in the 65 and older age group.
  • Two in Bryan County, one female in the 65 and older age group and one male in the 50 - 64 age group.
  • Two in Cleveland County, two males in the 65 and older age group.
  • One in Beckham 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 Delaware County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Grady County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Le Flore County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Mayes County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in McClain County, one male in the 50 - 64 age group.
  • One in Pottawatomie County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Tulsa County, one male in the 50 - 64 age group.

There were also 1,246 new cases of the virus reported. The state has seen a total of 127,772 positive cases since March.
Oklahoma has reported 8,620 new cases and 106 deaths due to the coronavirus in the past seven days, an average of 1,231 cases and 15 deaths per day.

As of Tuesday evening, a record-high of 1,026 Oklahomans were hospitalized due to the virus, while intensive care unit hospitalizations also reached a record-high of 349.

110,453 people — more than 86 percent of the total cases — have since been classified as having recovered from the virus.

There are 15,927 active cases in the state.

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