News 9 - August 18, 2022 1:33 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY –
One hundred forty-seven virus-related deaths and 9,718 coronavirus cases have been added to the state’s count since Aug. 11, according to weekly numbers released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
A total of 1,150,203 COVID-19 cases have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020.
The state said the provisional death count remained at 16,145 through June 3. However, in accordance with the National Vital Statistics System’s death count reporting upgrade, some death counts may appear lower than previous weeks as the system completes reprocessing. The current provisional count to date is 16,519.
The rolling seven-day average of new cases is 1,163.
Currently, 17,830 Oklahomans are considered active cases in the state, OSDH said.
As of August 3, 6,147,940 total vaccine doses have been administered with 2,863,385 Oklahomans receiving at least one dose. More than 2,307,000 Oklahomans have completed both inoculations or are fully vaccinated, making 58.3% of the eligible Oklahoma population is fully vaccinated.
About 345 Oklahomans are currently in acute care OSDH-licensed facilities with 88 in the ICU and 15 are currently in other types of facilities due to COVID-19. Out of the 345 hospitalizations, 26 are pediatric hospitalizations, OSDH said.
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The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced March 7, 2022 that it is transitioning away from daily updates on COVID-19 and will instead provide weekly updates each Thursday.