November 29, 2021

Oklahoma reports more than 3,200 new COVID-19 cases, 54 more deaths – KOCO Oklahoma City

COUNTRY. CHRISTINE: OKLAHOMA RANKING NIH NTIN THE COUNTRY PER CASES PER CAPITA. WHILE OUR CASES CONTINUE TO GO UP, DR. BRATZLER SAYS WE NEED TO KE EPAT WCH FOR A PLATEAU. >> THE SEVEN-DAY ROLLING AVERAGE HAS ACTUALLY LEVELED O.UT FOR THE PAST FOUR DAYS, WE’VE BEEN AROUND 2800 CASES PER DAY. CHRISTINE: THAT DOESN’T MEAN OKLAHOMANS CAN LET THEIR GUARD DOWN. >> I THINK WE NEED TO WATCH THE DATA. CHRISTE:IN AS IT STANDS, THE MOST NEW CASES WEER IN OKLAHOMA COUNTY. >> HOSPITAL CAPACITY IS GOING TO BE TIED UP FOR SOME PERIOD OF TIME BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE INTENSIVE CARE ITUN. IF I WERE TO PREDICT, I WOULD SAY OKLAHOMA WILL PROBABLY BE IN THAT CATEGORY WHERE WE START TO PEAK SOON. WE ARE TWO MONTHS OUT OF THE DELTA THAT IT — THE UPTICK THAT OCCURRED BECAUSE OF THE DELTA VARIANT. I DON’T THINK WE ARE GOING TO SEE THAT DRAMATIC A DROP. CHRISTE:IN BRATZLER ALSO TOUCHING ON HERD IMMUNITY. >> QUITE A FEW EPIDEMIOLOGISTS BELIEVE WITH CHANGING VARIANTS, HERD IMMUNYIT IS IMPOSSIBLE. A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK WE CAN GET THERE. IT WOULD TAKE A HIGH LEVEL OF IMMUNITY IN THE POPULATION TO GET TO HERD IMMUNITY. REMEMBER, KIDS FLYUL VACCINADTE CAN GET INFECTED. I THINK IT’S VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE FOLLOW THEDC C RECOMMENDATIONS THAT ALL KIDS SHOULD BE WEARING A MASK. CHRISTE:IN HOW DO WE GET BACK TO A NORMAL LIFE? HE RESPONDED WITH THIS — THE NUMBER ONE THING WE CAN DO IS GET AS MANY OPLEPE VACCINATED AS POSSIBLE. THAT WAY WE CAN CUT

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Oklahoma reports more than 3,200 new COVID-19 cases, 54 more deaths

The Oklahoma State Department of Health on Thursday reported 3,274 new COVID-19 cases across the state, bringing the total cumulative number of the state’s positive cases to 557,770.According to the health department, Thursday’s seven-day rolling average for the number of new cases reported is 2,671.Thursday’s total provisional death count, according to the CDC/NCHS, stands at 9,253. That’s 54 more deaths compared to the previous day’s update.Health officials reported that there are 22,890 total active cases and that the recent three-day average hospitalizations stand at 1,581. Officials also reported that there are 41 pediatric hospitalizations.The health department announced that they are changing the way they report COVID-19 deaths in an effort to show a “more timely” picture of the disease’s impact in Oklahoma. Moving forward, OSDH officials said they will include the provisional death count provided by CDC/NCHS in the daily updates.According to the CDC, provisional death counts deliver the most complete and accurate picture of lives lost to COVID-19. They are based on death certificates, which are the most reliable source of data and contain information not available anywhere else, including comorbid conditions, race and ethnicity and place of death. Learn more about provisional death counts here.Get the details from the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health on Thursday reported 3,274 new COVID-19 cases across the state, bringing the total cumulative number of the state’s positive cases to 557,770.

According to the health department, Thursday’s seven-day rolling average for the number of new cases reported is 2,671.

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Thursday’s total provisional death count, according to the CDC/NCHS, stands at 9,253. That’s 54 more deaths compared to the previous day’s update.

Health officials reported that there are 22,890 total active cases and that the recent three-day average hospitalizations stand at 1,581. Officials also reported that there are 41 pediatric hospitalizations.

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The health department announced that they are changing the way they report COVID-19 deaths in an effort to show a “more timely” picture of the disease’s impact in Oklahoma. Moving forward, OSDH officials said they will include the provisional death count provided by CDC/NCHS in the daily updates.

According to the CDC, provisional death counts deliver the most complete and accurate picture of lives lost to COVID-19. They are based on death certificates, which are the most reliable source of data and contain information not available anywhere else, including comorbid conditions, race and ethnicity and place of death. Learn more about provisional death counts here.

Get the details from the Oklahoma State Department of Health.