COVID-19 hospitalizations, cases on the rise in Oklahoma
COVID-19 hospitalizations, cases on the rise in Oklahoma

COVID-19 hospitalizations, cases on the rise in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Health authorities say hospital admissions associated with COVID-19 are on the rise in Sooner State.

OSDH announced it in March it interrupts its daily situation updates, monitors the daily number of cases, and instead releases the weekly data on Thursdays.

On Thursday, data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 1,065,714 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020.

That’s a total increase of 5,850 cases from last week’s numbers.

At this time, officials believe there are 9,265 active cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oklahoma has seen 16,145 deaths per year. June 3. No further death data were released.

Officials say there is currently a nationwide, temporary hiatus in the processing of death certificate data, which began June 6 to upgrade the National Vital Statistics System.

During the break, Oklahoma will continue to report to the CDC and NCHS, but the break will result in the state not receiving data back. This means that the preliminary death rates for COVID-19 will not be updated for several weeks.

OSDH will report data that occur during the paused time frame when treatment resumes.

Officials say there have been an average of 181 Oklahomans hospitalized with COVID-19 over the past three days. Authorities also noted that there were 30 pediatric admissions for COVID-19 included in this number.

Health executives say over 2.83 million Oklahomans have received their first COVID-19 vaccine, while 2.28 million have completed the series.

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