CDC Reports 47 New COVID-19 Deaths in Oklahoma


This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals the ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which give the appearance of a crown surrounding the virion, when viewed under an electron microscope. A new coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory disease first detected in Wuhan, China, in 2019. The disease caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Authorities reported 47 new deaths from COVID-19 in Oklahoma on Friday.

Data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health on Friday shows the state has recorded 592,074 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020.

This is an increase of 2,124 cases since Thursday, September 16.

At this point, officials believe there are 17,499 active cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oklahoma recorded 9,748 deaths on Friday. That’s a jump of 47 new deaths since the figures were released on Thursday.

Officials say there have been 1,381 Oklahomans hospitalized with COVID-19 on average in the past three days. Authorities also noted that there were 34 pediatric hospitalizations for COVID-19 included in that number.

Health officials say more than 2.1 million Oklahomians received their first COVID-19 vaccine, while 1.80 million completed the streak.

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