More younger Oklahomans dying of COVID-19 raises concern

The Associated Press - July 25, 2020 11:57 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The head of coronavirus response at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center says an increase in the number of younger Oklahoma residents dying as a result of the virus has become a worry.

Dr. Dale Bratzler said on Friday that even though most deaths remain in the 65 and older age group, the increase in deaths among those 36-49 years old shows it can kill younger people as well.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health says that 3.3%, about 16 of the total 484 deaths due to the virus were 36-49. Four of the 39 deaths in the past week, or 9.75%, are in that age group.


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