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COVID-19: Oklahoma now averaging 40 deaths per day for the first time since pandemic began

COVID-19: Oklahoma now averaging 40 deaths per day for the first time since pandemic began

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COVID-19 update

Despite an encouraging decline in new daily cases, deaths related to COVID-19 continue to rise statewide.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health on Sunday reported 2,941 new COVID-19 cases and 48 more deaths related to the virus.

The number of cases in the state is now 373,090 with 3,279 deaths from the virus.

With 292 deaths reported over the past seven days, Oklahoma‘s 7-day average of reported deaths has exceeded 40 per day for the first time since the pandemic began. January is on track to become the deadliest month with 752 reported fatalities so far.

The state’s weekly epidemology report indicates that total new cases have dropped by 36% since Jan. 15, though deaths have surged by 22%.

Statewide, the number of cases by age group as of Sunday are:

18-35, 31.55%

36-49, 21.65%

50-64, 19.49%

65+, 14.61%

5-17, 10.81%

0-4, 1.88%

Unknown, 0.01%

COVID-19 by the numbers

The data below are current as of 8 p.m. Sunday.

Tulsa County

Confirmed cases: 61,145 (+492)

Deaths: 541 (+10)

State of Oklahoma

Confirmed cases: 373,090 (+2,941)

Deaths: 3,279 (+48)

United States

Confirmed cases: 25,115,449

Deaths: 419,128


Confirmed cases: 99,193,023

Deaths: 2,128,014

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

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