Covid-19 Update for September 20, 2021
Beverly Cantrell - September 20, 2021 1:05 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Officials are reporting 144 new COVID-19 deaths in Oklahoma since Friday’s numbers were released.
On Monday, data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 598,072 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March of 2020.
That’s an increase of 5,998 cases since Friday, Sept. 17.
Officials say there were 2,136 cases reported on Saturday, and 2,142 cases reported on Sunday.
At this point, officials believe there are 18,831 active cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oklahoma has seen 9,892 deaths as of Monday. That’s a jump of 144 new deaths since Friday’s numbers were released.
Officials say there were 1,389 Oklahomans hospitalized with COVID-19 on average over the past three days. Authorities also noted that there were 36 pediatric hospitalizations for COVID-19 included in that number.
Health leaders say over 2.1 million Oklahomans have received their initial COVID-19 vaccine, while 1.80 million have completed the series.