Oklahoma virus hospitalizations beat prior day’s record high

The Associated Press - October 24, 2020 11:42 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s official count of coronavirus hospitalizations has hit a new record high and beat the previous one-day high set a day earlier as the virus continues to surge.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health on Friday reported that 956 people are in the hospital with COVID-19, an increase of 46 over the 910 reported on Thursday. Johns Hopkins University data shows that the average daily number of both new cases and new deaths in Oklahoma have risen during the past 14 days.

The state health department reported a total of 1,234 deaths since the pandemic began.


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