Oklahoma virus hospitalizations top 700, 225 in ICU

The Associated Press - August 1, 2021 5:47 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Oklahoma has topped 700 for the first time since mid-February.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health on Friday reported 720 people hospitalized with COVID and 225 in intensive care. The department no longer provides virus updates during the weekend.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that Oklahoma has the 11th lowest vaccination rate in the U.S. at 40.2% fully vaccinated.

Data from Johns Hopkins University shows the seven-day rolling average of new cases in Oklahoma has risen from 560.7 daily on July 15th to 1,351.3 on July 29th.

Kay County’s reported number of active cases was at 12 on July 14th. That number had risen to 76 on July 31st.


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