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920 new COVID-19 cases reported, 33 virus-related deaths added to preliminary death toll

920 new COVID-19 cases reported, 33 virus-related deaths added to preliminary death toll

Thirty-three deaths and 920 new coronavirus cases were reported in the state, according to daily figures released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health since Thursday.

A total of 643,978 COVID-19 cases and 11,318 virus-related deaths have been reported since the start of the pandemic, the state health department said Friday.

The seven-day moving average for newly reported cases was 717 cases, according to the state health service.

Currently, 6,205 Oklahomans are considered active cases in the state, OSDH said.

On Wednesday, 4,405,452 total vaccine doses were administered and 2,329,449 prime doses were given by the state. More than 1,965,600 Oklahomans have completed both inoculations or have been fully vaccinated.

Report from the previous day: OSDH: 696 new COVID-19 cases reported, 34 virus-related deaths added to preliminary death toll

About 482 Oklahomans are currently in OSDH-licensed acute care facilities, with 160 in the ICU and 24 currently in other types of facilities due to COVID-19. Of the 482 hospital admissions, 18 are pediatric hospital admissions, OSDH said.

As of Wednesday, 58 provinces are in the “orange” risk level, 18 provinces are in the “yellow” risk level, and one province is in the “green” risk level. The only “green” county is Harmon County.

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Click here to view the state’s COVID-19 data.

The health ministry said they added about 1,300 previously unreported cases occurring in the past four months, resulting in the “artificially high” new case number for April 7.

On March 23, the state health service announced that COVID vaccinations would be open to all Oklahomans 16 and older. Phase 4 opens on Monday 29 March.

on March 11, Governor Kevin Stitt has announced to roll back 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 that it changes the way it reports COVID-19 deaths.

The department said this change will better align with the death toll released by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.

The preliminary death rate is based on death certificates. As cases increased in late 2020, OSDH epidemiologists began encountering larger numbers of incomplete data that require in-depth research, leading to a large difference between OSDH deaths and the CDC’s, the health department said.

The difference between the total virus-related deaths of the OSDH and that of the CDC was about 2,500 deaths.

The state launched its vaccination appointment website on January 7. After Oklahomans complete a questionnaire, they are told what stage they are in and allowed to schedule appointments when their stage will be vaccinated.

click here to view the appointment planner and questionnaire.

On January 13, Governor Kevin Stitt amended his executive order to remove the 11 p.m. curfew for bars and restaurants to stop personal service. This happened after a judge ruled that a temporary restraining order is in place until July to allow the lawsuit to continue.

On January 12, Stitt and state officials announced: new quarantine policy for personal learning.

The governor announced that teachers or students exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 will not need to quarantine as long as that exposure took place in a classroom and all protocols were followed. Those protocols include wearing masks, social distancing and enforcing recommended cleaning measures.

The first COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Oklahoma on December 14 and were administered to frontline workers.

Ahead of the first round of vaccine distribution in December, gov. Stitt has issued new restrictions.

On Dec. 10, Stitt said he planned to issue an executive order to introduce more state restrictions, including limiting attendance at public gatherings, excluding churches, and limiting attendance at indoor youth sporting events to 50%. of the capacity.

As the number of cases and hospitalizations continued to rise in November, Stitt has issued new actions to prevent the spread.

On November 19, bars and restaurants close at 11pm for personalized service and tables must be spaced a meter and a half apart or dividers must be used.

A mask mandate was issued for state employees and for people who wanted access to state buildings.

The state health department corrected the daily total from Nov. 7 to Nov. 8, choosing not to release new daily COVID-19 totals from Saturday to Sunday.

Health officials said it has removed the duplicate cases from the total, but the total number has only fallen from 4,741 to 4,507, down from 234.

Stitt released a statement on Nov. 7 and asked Oklahomans “to do the right thing” and to follow CDC guidelines — practice social distancing, wear a face mask, and wash your hands regularly — to slow the spread.

On September 8, the state health department said it has begun transition to record antigen test results to 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.

Antigen testing is a quick test that can be completed in less than an hour. Molecular tests usually take days for results to be available.

on July 15, 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 on his health and quarantine.

Oklahoma reported the first infant death related to the virus on July 12. The child was a 13-year-old daughter of a soldier stationed at Fort Sill.

Shortly after the news of the girl’s death, Chief Inspector Joy Hofmeister advised all Oklahomans to wear face masks to safely reopen schools in the fall.

On June 30, Stitt wore a face mask and “strongly encouraged” Oklahomans to follow CDC guidelines regarding face masks.

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Stitt said last April 28 that anyone who wanted to take a COVID-19 test could do so, even if they showed no symptoms.

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The state health service advises anyone with COVID-19 symptoms such as shortness of breath, fever or cough to stay home and limit personal involvement.

The state’s coronavirus hotline is 877-215-8336 or 211. For a list of coronavirus (COVID-19) links and resources, click here.