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Hospitalizations Spike Again, As Oklahoma Adds 62 Deaths, 3,305 COVID-19 Infections

Oklahoma health officials reported a record-high 62 new deaths due to the coronavirus on Wednesday, for a total of 2,633 deaths since March. They are as follows:

  • 13 in Tulsa County, one male in the 36-49 age group, two males in the 50-64 age group, seven females in the 65 or older age group, three males in the 65 or older age group.
  • Seven in Comanche County, two females in the 65 or older age group, five males in the 65 or older age group.
  • Six in Bryan County, one male in the 18-35 age group, three females in the 65 or older age group, two males in the 65 or older age group.
  • Six in Kay County, four females in the 65 or older age group, two males in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Creek County, two females in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Grady County, two males in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Logan County, one female in the 65 or older age group, one male in the 65 or older age group. Two in McCurtain County, two females in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Oklahoma County, one male in the 36-49 age group, one male in the 50-64 age group.
  • Two in Sequoyah County, one female in the 65 or older age group, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Wagoner County, two males in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Canadian County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Custer County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Hughes County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Jackson County, one male in the 18-35 age group.
  • One in Jefferson County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Latimer 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 Murray County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Muskogee County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Nowata County, one male in the 50-64 age group.
  • One in Payne County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Pottawatomie County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Rogers County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Stephens County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Washington County, one female in the 36-49 age group.

3,305 new infections were also reported. Oklahoma has seen a total of 311,573 positive cases since March.
In the past seven days, Oklahoma has reported 24,543 new cases and 180 deaths due to the coronavirus. That's an average of 3,506 cases per day and 26 deaths per day.

As of Tuesday night, a record-high 1,994 people are hospitalized due to the coronavirus in Oklahoma.

274,657 people — more than 88 percent of the total cases — have since been classified as having recovered from the virus.

There are 34,283 active cases in the state.

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