Oklahoma virus hospitalizations remain near record high

The Associated Press - October 18, 2020 10:55 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of hospitalizations due to the coronavirus remain near a record high in Oklahoma while the number of reported cases has increased by 1,195 and deaths rose by 14.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health on Saturday reported 792 hospitalizations, one fewer than the one-day record of 793 reported on Friday. There are 106,503 total cases reported since the pandemic began in March and 1,168 deaths due to COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.

The true number of coronavirus cases in Oklahoma is likely higher because many people have not been tested, and studies indicate that people can be infected and spread the virus while not feeling sick.


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