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COVID-19 in Oklahoma tracker: Updates on new cases, deaths

As the number of COVID-19 cases and coronavirus-related deaths in Oklahoma continues to rise, you can stay up-to-date with the latest information for March here. Looking for February updates? Find those here.

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Update for Monday, March 8

Oklahoma on Monday reported 165 new COVID-19 cases. The state's cumulative number of cases is 429,162, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

The Health Department, now using the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Provisional Death Count, reported 17 additional deaths on Monday. The state's death toll during the pandemic, according to the CDC, is 7,219, to date.





Total
Day over day change
Positive tests
429,162+165
Active cases
12,038-248
Recovered
412,590+413
Negative tests
3,146,300*
+11,240*
Total tests
3,548,479*
+11,750*
Currently hospitalized

367 (103 in ICU)*

-29*
Deaths**
7,219**+17
Vaccine doses given
1,278,427 (includes 458,310 who have received two doses)+32,275
Vaccine dose supplied
1,741,270+9,550

 Vaccination data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

* From Friday's Executive Order Report from the state Health Department.

**  Provisional Death Count provided by the CDC.

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Update for Sunday, March 7

Oklahoma on Sunday reported 461 new COVID-19 cases. The state's cumulative number of cases is 428,997, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

The Health Department, which last week began using the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Provisional Death Count, has been updating that data via a daily email. It does not typically send out those email updates on the weekend.

The state on Friday reported Oklahoma's cumulative death toll during the pandemic, according to the CDC, is 7,202. 





Total
Day over day change
Positive tests
428,997+461
Active cases
12,286-92
Recovered
412,177+553
Negative tests
3,146,300*
+11,240*
Total tests
3,548,479*
+11,750*
Currently hospitalized

367 (103 in ICU)*

-29*
Deaths**
7,202**--
Vaccine doses given
1,246,152 (includes 447,602 who have received two doses)+33,112
Vaccine dose supplied
1,731,720+96,170

 Vaccination data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

* From Friday's Executive Order Report from the state Health Department.

**  Provisional Death Count provided by the CDC.

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Update for Saturday, March 6

Oklahoma on Saturday reported 978 new COVID-19 cases. The state's cumulative number of cases is 428,536, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

The Health Department, which this week began using the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Provisional Death Count, has been reporting that data via a daily email. The Health Department did not send an email with an update on Saturday. The state on Friday reported Oklahoma's cumulative death toll during the pandemic, according to the CDC, is 7,202. 

Late Friday, the Health Department reported the number of Oklahomans hospitalized with COVID-19 fell to 367, including 103 patients in intensive care. That latter number is comparable to the figures we were seeing late June.





Total
Day over day change
Positive tests
428,536+978
Active cases
12,378+132
Recovered
411,624+846
Negative tests
3,146,300
+11,240
Total tests
3,548,479
+11,750
Currently hospitalized

367 (103 in ICU)

-29
Deaths**
7,202**
Vaccine doses given*
1,213,040 (includes 435,582 who have received two doses)+31,626
Vaccine dose supplied*
1,731,720+96,170

* Vaccination data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

**  Provisional Death Count provided by the CDC.

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Update for Friday, March 5

Oklahoma on Friday reported 917 new COVID-19 cases. The state's cumulative number of cases is 427,558, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

The Health Department, now using the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Provisional Death Count, reported 80 additional deaths on Friday. The state's death toll during the pandemic, according to the CDC, is 7,202, to date. 

The state's hospitalizations continue to fall. As of Thursday's Executive Order report, 396 state residents were hospitalized with confirmed or suspected COVID cases. 





Total
Day over day change
Positive tests
427,558+917
Active cases
12,246-133
Recovered
410,778+1,050
Negative tests
3,135,060
+8,299
Total tests
3,536,729
+9,046
Currently hospitalized
396 (113 in ICU)-40
Deaths**
7,202
+80
Vaccine doses given*
1,181,414 (includes 426,191 who have received two doses)+33,582
Vaccine dose supplied*
1,635,550+84,470

* Vaccination data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

**  Provisional Death Count provided by the CDC.

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Update for Thursday, March 4

Oklahoma on Thursday reported 895 new COVID-19 cases. The state's cumulative number of cases is 426,641, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

The Health Department, in its second day using the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Provisional Death Count, reported 87 additional deaths on Thursday. The state's death toll during the pandemic, according to the CDC, is 7,122, to date. 





Total
Day over day change
Positive tests
426,641
+895
Active cases
12,379
+131
Recovered
409,728
+765
Negative tests
3,126,761
+10,458
Total tests
3,527,683
+11,432
Currently hospitalized
436 (121 in ICU)-21
Deaths
7,122**+87
Vaccine doses given*
1,147,832 (includes 411,725 who have received two doses)+23,807
Vaccine dose supplied*
1,551,080+142,200

* Vaccination data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

**  Provisional Death Count provided by the CDC.

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Update for Wednesday, March 3

Oklahoma on Wednesday reported 747 new COVID-19 cases. The state's cumulative number of cases is 425,747, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

The Health Department reported Wednesday it will be changing how it reports COVID-related deaths. OSDH will be using a Provisional Death Count so that the state's reported deaths mirror that of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and will show a "more timely picture" of the disease's impact in Oklahoma. 

Before Wednesday there was a difference of nearly 2,500 between the death toll reported by OSDH and the toll reported by the CDC. Wednesday's Provisional Death Count was 7,035.

The Provisional Death Count provided by the CDC is based on death certificates. From the OSDH: "As cases increased toward the end of 2020, our investigating epidemiologists began encountering larger numbers of incomplete records requiring in-depth investigation. This process has subsequently caused an increasing difference between the OSDH death count."

“We feel like now is an appropriate time for us to make this transition in our reporting system so that there's no perception that we're minimizing these deaths,” state epidemiologist Dr. Jared Taylor said. “We recognize that each one of these deaths is a tragedy and is a great cost to the family and friends of that individual, to the state of Oklahoma, and to the world.”





Total
Day over day change
Positive tests
425,746+747
Active cases
12,248-283
Recovered
408,963+1,029
Negative tests
3,116,303
+16,023
Total tests
3,516,251
+16,570
Currently hospitalized
457 (137 in ICU)-11
Deaths
7,035**
Vaccine doses given*
1,124,025 (includes 401,779 who have received two doses)+4,976
Vaccine dose supplied*
1,408,880+8,990

* Vaccination data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

**  Provisional Death Count provided by the CDC.

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Update for Tuesday, March 2

Oklahoma on Tuesday reported 111 new COVID-19 cases. The state's cumulative number of cases is 424,999, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

The Health Department reported 56 additional deaths on Tuesday. The state's death toll during the pandemic is 4,534, to date. 

  • Details on the deaths reported Tuesday:
    • Deaths occurred between 11/13/2020 - 02/28/2021
    • 2 of the newly reported deaths occurred in February.
    • 24 of the newly reported deaths occurred in January.
  •  Deaths identified to report:
    • One in Adair County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in Atoka County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in Bryan County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
    • Two in Caddo County, one female in the 65 or older age group, one male in the 65 or older age group.
    • Two in Canadian County, one male in the 36-49 age group, one male in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in Cherokee County, one female in the 50-64 age group.
    • One in Cleveland County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
    • Five in Comanche County, three females in the 65 or older age group, two males in the 65 or older age group.
    • Two in Custer County, two males in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in Grady County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in Haskell County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in Jefferson County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in Kay County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in Love County, one female in the 36-49 age group.
    • One in Major County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in McClain County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in McIntosh County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
    • Two in Muskogee County, one female in the 65 or older age group, one male in the 65 or older age group.
    • Five in Oklahoma County, two females in the 65 or older age group, one male in the 50-64 age group, two males in the 65 or older age group.
    • Three in Okmulgee County, one female in the 50-64 age group, one male in the 50-64 age group, one male in the 65 or older age group.
    • Two in Osage County, one female in the 50-64 age group, one female in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in Ottawa County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in Pawnee County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
    • Three in Pittsburg County, two females in the 65 or older age group, one male in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in Pottawatomie County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in Stephens County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
    • 13 in Tulsa County, one female in the 50-64 age group, three females in the 65 or older age group, nine males in the 65 or older age group.




Total
Day over day change
Positive tests
424,999+111
Active cases
12,531-214
Recovered
407,934+269
Negative tests
3,100,280
+15,451
Total tests
3,499,681
+24,975
Currently hospitalized
468 (136 in ICU)-60
Deaths
4,534+56
Vaccine doses given
1,119,049 (includes 400,460 who have received two doses)+23,687
Vaccine dose supplied
1,399,890(no change)

Vaccination data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

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Update for Monday, March 1

Oklahoma on Monday reported 380 new COVID-19 cases. The state's cumulative number of cases is 424,888, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

The Health Department reported 50 additional deaths on Monday. The state's death toll during the pandemic is 4,478, to date. 

Additional details on the deaths reported Monday:

  • 2 of the newly reported deaths occurred in February.
  • 47 of the newly reported deaths occurred in January.
  •  Deaths identified to report:
    • One in Carter County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in Cherokee County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
    • Five in Cleveland County, three females in the 65 or older age group, two males in the 65 or older age group.
    • Four in Comanche County, one female in the 65 or older age group, three males in the 65 or older age group.
    • Two in Creek County, two females in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in Garvin County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
    • Three in Grady County, one female in the 65 or older age group, one male in the 50-64 age group, one male in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in Haskell County, one male in the 50-64 age group.
    • Two in Johnston County, one female in the 65 or older age group, one male in the 18-35 age group.
    • One in Kay County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in Kiowa County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in Le Flore County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in Major County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
    • Three in Muskogee County, one female in the 65 or older age group, two males in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in Noble County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
    • Six in Oklahoma County, one female in the 50-64 age group, three females in the 65 or older age group, two males in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in Okmulgee County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in Osage County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in Pittsburg County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in Pontotoc County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in Pushmataha County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in Rogers County, one female in the 18-35 age group.
    • Two in Seminole County, one male in the 50-64 age group, one male in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in Sequoyah County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
    • Six in Tulsa County, one female in the 50-64 age group, three females in the 65 or older age group, one male in the 50-64 age group, one male in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in Woodward County, one female in the 65 or older age group.




Total
Day over day change
Positive tests
424,888+380
Active cases
12,745--23
Recovered
407,665+353
Negative tests
3,084,829*
+6,841*
Total tests
3,474,706*
(no change)*
Currently hospitalized
528 (164)*-43*
Deaths
4,478+50
Vaccine doses given
1,095,362 (includes 393,028 who have received two doses)+48,367
Vaccine dose supplied
1,399,890(no change)

Vaccination data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

*Data from Friday's Executive Order Report.

 


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