COVID-Report for August 19, 2021
Mike Seals - August 19, 2021 1:46 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Health officials are reporting 32 COVID-19 deaths in Oklahoma on Thursday.
On Thursday, data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 521,525 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March of 2020.
That’s an increase of 2,502 cases since Wednesday, Aug. 18.
At this point, officials believe there are 19,887 active cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.
Officials say there were 1,415 Oklahomans hospitalized with COVID-19 on average over the past three days. Authorities also noted that there were 49 pediatric hospitalizations for COVID-19 included in that number.
Health leaders say over 2 million Oklahomans have received their initial COVID-19 vaccine, while 1.65 million have completed the series.
Key takeaways from the weekly epidemiology report provided by the state. The detailed reports are released every Wednesday evening.
- 15,490 new COVID-19 cases from last week to this week (+10.0% increase from last week).
- 49.6% of eligible Oklahomans are fully vaccinated (+1.8% increase from last week).
- 7.8% of COVID-19 patients admitted to hospitals in the past 30 days were fully vaccinated. A fully vaccinated individual is considered someone who is two weeks or beyond from receiving the last dose of a one-dose or two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series.
- 0.27% of fully vaccinated individuals have experienced breakthrough cases.
- 75,065 new vaccine doses (+4.8% increase from last week). OSDH continues to encourage all Oklahomans to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
To learn more about guidelines regarding the pandemic, visit the CDC’s website.