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Oklahoma breaks another record for coronavirus infections reported in a single-day with more than 11,000

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11,315 new coronavirus infections were confirmed in Oklahoma on Friday, for a total of 796,986 since March 2020.

That's the highest single-day case count in Oklahoma since the pandemic began, breaking its previous record, which was set on Thursday.

The state's seven-day average in new coronavirus cases has jumped to 8,485 per day.

25 additional deaths were also reported, as the state's Provisional Death Count, which reflects COVID-19 deaths based on death certificates, stands at 12,775.

Hospitalizations in the state also continue to increase, with the three-day average at 1,403 patients, an increase of 42 patients from Thursday's report.

More than 250 Oklahoma school districts pivoted at least one site to distance learning because of the coronavirus this past week — a rate of closures so far unseen during the pandemic. That adds up to about 45% of Oklahoma public school districts pivoting to distance learning or closing because of the virus this week alone.

Just 54.1 percent of Oklahoma's population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, placing Oklahoma in the bottom 13 states for vaccine rollout.

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