Oklahoma virus hospitalizations rising amid delta surge

The Associated Press - August 28, 2021 7:58 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations in Oklahoma remains above 1,600 amid a virus surge that health officials say is due to the highly contagious delta variant.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health on Friday reported a three-day average of 1,602 hospitalizations. That’s up from 1,487 one week ago and a three-day average of 749 on August 2nd. The number of hospitalizations last topped 1,600 in late January.

The health department reports 3,338 new virus cases and a seven-day rolling average of 2,577 new cases daily compared to 2,049 on August 11th.

Kay County’s reported number of active cases is currently at 212, up from 141 cases last week. The number had previously been as low as 12 cases on July 17th and as low as 2 cases on May 29th. Since the data was first recorded, Kay County has reported 5,949 total cases and 132 deaths.


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