1,011 new COVID-19 cases reported, no new virus-related deaths added to provisional death toll
1,011 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in the state since Thursday, according to daily figures released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
A total of 694,210 COVID-19 cases have been reported since the start of the pandemic, and the provisional death toll remains at 12,348, the state’s health department said on Friday.
The seven-day moving average of new cases is 1,186, the health ministry said.
Currently, 12,950 Oklahomans are considered active cases in the state, OSDH said.
As of Tuesday, 5,202,912 total doses of vaccine were administered and 2,579,162 Oklahomans received at least one dose. Over 2,099,200 Oklahoma residents have completed both inoculations or are fully vaccinated, resulting in 53.1% of Oklahoma’s eligible population being fully vaccinated.
About 715 Oklahomans are currently in OSDH-approved acute care facilities, of which 221 are in intensive care and 35 are currently in other types of facilities due to COVID-19. Of the 715 hospitalizations, 17 are pediatric hospitalizations, according to the OSDH.
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The state’s health department said it added about 1,300 previously unreported cases that occurred in the past four months, resulting in the number of new cases being “artificially high” for April 7.
On March 23, the state health department announced the opening of the COVID vaccination to all Oklahoma residents aged 16 and over. Phase 4 opens on Monday March 29.
The 11th of March Governor Kevin Stitt announced the removal of COVID-19 restrictions and plans for the state to return to normal before the summer season.
On March 3, the Oklahoma State Department of Health announced it’s changing the way it reports COVID-19 deaths.
The department said the change would align more closely with the total number of deaths published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The provisional death toll is based on death certificates. As cases increased in late 2020, OSDH epidemiologists began to encounter a greater number of incomplete files requiring further investigation, resulting in a large difference between the number of OSDH and CDC deaths. , the health department said.
The difference between the total number of deaths related to the OSDH virus and that of CDC was around 2,500 deaths.
The state launched its vaccination appointment website on Jan.7. Once Oklahoma residents complete a questionnaire, they will be notified of what phase they are in and will be allowed to make appointments when their phase is vaccinated.
Click here to display the appointment planner and questionnaire.
On January 13, Governor Kevin Stitt amended its decree to remove the 11 p.m. curfew for bars and restaurants to stop serving in person. It came after a judge ruled that a temporary restraining order was in effect until July to allow the trial to continue.
On January 12, Stitt and state officials announced new quarantine policies for in-person learning.
The governor has announced that teachers or students who are exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19 will not have to self-quarantine as long as that exposure occurs in a classroom and all protocols are followed. These protocols include wearing masks, social distancing, and maintaining recommended cleaning measures.
the The first COVID-19 vaccines arrived on December 14 in Oklahoma and were administered to frontline workers.
Before the first round of vaccine distributions in December, Governor Stitt issued new restrictions.
On December 10, Stitt said he planned to issue an executive order to implement more state restrictions, including limiting participation in public gatherings, excluding churches, and limiting participation in sporting events. indoor for young people at 50% of their capacity.
As cases and hospitalizations continued to increase in November, Stitt released new actions to help fight the spread.
On November 19, bars and restaurants will close at 11 p.m. for in-person service and tables will need to be six feet apart or dividers will need to be used.
A mask warrant has been issued for state officials and for people wishing to gain access to state buildings.
The state health department corrected the daily total from November 7 to November 8 and chose not to release a new COVID-19 daily total from Saturday to Sunday.
Health officials said it removed duplicate cases from the total, but only lowered the total number of cases from 4,741 to 4,507, down from 234.
Stitt issued a statement Nov. 7 and asked the Oklahoman “to do the right thing” and follow CDC guidelines – practicing social distancing, wearing a face mask, and washing your hands regularly – to help slow the spread.
On September 8, the state health department said it had started the transition include antigen test results in the state’s data collection and reporting system. A positive antigen test result is considered a “probable” case, while a positive molecular test result is considered a “confirmed” case.
The antigen test is a quick test that can be done in under an hour. Molecular tests usually take days before results are available.
The 15th of July, Stitt said he tested positive for COVID-19, making him the first governor in the country to test positive for the virus. He has since posted video updates regarding his health and quarantine.
Oklahoma reported its first child death from the virus on July 12. The child was a 13 year old daughter of a soldier stationed at Fort Sill.
Shortly after the announcement of the girl’s death, the State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister recommended that all Oklahoma residents wear face masks to allow schools to reopen safely in the fall.
On June 30, Stitt wore a face mask and “strongly encouraged” Oklahoma residents to follow the CDC’s guidelines for face masks.
Stitt said on April 28 that anyone who wants to take a COVID-19 test can do so even if they don’t have symptoms.
The state’s health department is advising anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 such as shortness of breath, fever, or cough to stay home and limit person-to-person engagement.
The state’s coronavirus hotline is 877-215-8336 or 211. For a list of coronavirus (COVID-19) links and resources, Click here.