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COVID-19: Death toll passes 3,000 in Oklahoma as 43 more fatal cases reported

COVID-19: Death toll passes 3,000 in Oklahoma as 43 more fatal cases reported

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COVID-19 update

The Oklahoma State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 1,558 new COVID-19 cases and 43 more deaths related to the virus.

An average of 2,988 new infections are being confirmed daily across Oklahoma, along with an average of 33 deaths daily.

A total of 3,037 Oklahomans have died from the virus since March. In the United States, the death toll topped 400,000 on Tuesday.

Five Tulsa County patients 50 or older were among the state’s recently reported deaths. All others were reported in patients 50 or older from Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Cleveland, Comanche, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Garfield, Grady, Jackson, Logan, Marshall, Mayes, Murray, Muskogee, Noble, Nowata, Oklahoma, Ottawa, Pawnee, Payne, Pittsburg, Stephens, Wagoner, Washington and Woodward counties.

The state’s cumulative case total now numbers 358,374, with 319,201 patients considered recovered as of Tuesday. A total of 36,136 cases remain active, according to state data.

Across the state, 1,742 patients with confirmed COVID-19 infections remained hospitalized as of the most recent survey of facilities.

Oklahoma has ranked No. 1 in the nation for test positivity since mid-December, according to a report produced through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A daily report was not produced Monday because of the holiday, but the most recent data shows 21.1% of COVID-19 tests in Oklahoma came back positive from Jan. 10-17. Test positivity measurements can vary.

COVID-19 by the numbers

The data below are current as of 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Tulsa County

Confirmed cases: 58,851 (+380)

Deaths: 502 (+5)

State of Oklahoma

Confirmed cases: 358,374 (+1,558)

Deaths: 3,037 (+43)

United States

Confirmed cases: 24,227,835

Deaths: 401,288


Confirmed cases: 96,058,991

Deaths: 2,053,384

Sources: Oklahoma State Department of Health, Tulsa Health Department, Johns Hopkins University of Medicine

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