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Hospitalizations Reach Record-Highs, As Oklahoma Sees Highest Increase in COVID Deaths

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As of Tuesday evening, a record number of 1,434 Oklahomans were hospitalized due to the virus, with another record-high of 447 in intensive care.

Oklahoma health officials reported 26 new deaths on Wednesday, the biggest single-day increase ever in the state. They are as follows:

  • Five in Oklahoma County, one female in the 50-64 age group, two females in the 65 or older age group, two males in the 65 or older age group.
  • Three in Tulsa County, one male in the 50-64 age group, two males in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Jackson County, one female in the 65 or older age group, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Rogers County, one female in the 36-49 age group, one female in the 50-64 age group.
  • One in Beckham County, one male in the 65 and older age group.
  • One in Choctaw County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Creek County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Delaware County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Garvin County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Jefferson County, one male in the 50-64 age group.
  • One in Kay County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in McIntosh County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Murray County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Noble County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Okfuskee County, one male in the 36-49 age group.
  • One in Okmulgee County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Seminole County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Washington County, one male in the 65 or older age group

1,570 Oklahomans have died due to the virus since March.
3,017 new cases of the coronavirus were also reported. Oklahoma has seen a total of 161,425 positive cases since March.

Oklahoma has reported 19,091 new cases and 100 deaths due to the coronavirus in the past seven days, an average of 2,727 cases (record-high) and 14 deaths per day.

130,032 people — more than 80 percent of the total cases — have since been classified as having recovered from the virus.

There are a record-high 29,823 active cases in the state.

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