Health department reports Oklahoma COVID deaths top 3,500

The Associated Press - January 31, 2021 10:38 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The death toll in Oklahoma due to the illness caused by the coronavirus has topped 3,500 according to the state health department.

The department on Saturday reported 33 additional deaths due to COVID-19 to bring the total to 3,504 since the pandemic began. The department reported 2,373 new virus cases for a total of 386,590.

Data from Johns Hopkins University shows the rolling average of deaths in Oklahoma due COVID-19 has increased during the past two weeks from 31.71 per day to 40.57 while the average number of new cases fell from 3,922.57 to 2,603.57.

Health officials have said it can take several weeks to confirm a death was caused by COVID-19.

 

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