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Oklahoma Reports 65 COVID Deaths, A Record-High Increase

Oklahoma health officials reported 65 new deaths due to the coronavirus on Wednesday, the most ever recorded in the daily report. Officials note that 17 of the deaths occurred between December 14 and January 1, while the 48 others have happened since the start of the year. 3,388 Oklahomans have died due to the virus since March 2020. Today's reported deaths are as follows:

  • 12 in Oklahoma County, one female in the 36-49 age group, four females in the 65 or older age group, one male in the 36-49 age group, two males in the 50-64 age group, four males in the 65 or older age group.
  • 11 in Cleveland County, two females in the 65 or older age group, nine males in the 65 or older age group.
  • 11 in Tulsa County, one female in the 50-64 age group, three females in the 65 or older age group, two males in the 50-64 age group, five males in the 65 or older age group.
  • Four in Comanche County, four males in the 65 or older age group.
  • Four in Washington County, one male in the 50-64 age group, three males in the 65 or older age group.
  • Three in Creek County, one female in the 65 or older age group, two males in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Cherokee County, one female in the 65 or older age group, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Custer County, one female in the 65 or older age group, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Lincoln County, two males in the 50-64 age group.
  • Two in Pawnee County, one female in the 36-49 age group, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Payne County, one female in the 50-64 age group, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Rogers County, one female in the 65 or older age group, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Woods County, one male in the 50-64 age group, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Canadian County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Le Flore County, one female in the 36-49 age group.
  • One in Mayes County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Muskogee County, one female in the 50-64 age group.
  • One in Okmulgee County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Pottawatomie County, one female in the 65 or older age group.

2,686 new infections were also reported, for a total of 379,110 positive cases since March.
In the past seven days, Oklahoma has reported 18,750 new cases and 303 deaths due to the coronavirus. That's an average of 2,679 infections per day and a record-high average of 43 deaths per day.

345,867 people — more than 91 percent of the total cases — have since been classified as having recovered from the virus.

There are 29,855 active cases in the state.

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