rising trend of coronavirus cases reaching central Oklahoma | Oklahoma News

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – An increase in coronavirus cases is reaching central Oklahoma, a coalition of state health professionals said on Tuesday.

The increase, first reported in northeastern Oklahoma in June, increased positive tests in Oklahoma County, the state’s most populous, by about 2% on July 2 to 5.8%, said Dr. David Kendrick of the Healthier Oklahoma Coalition.

Coalition members say the delta variant of the virus apparently enters Oklahoma from Missouri and Arkansas, which are 1st and 2nd in the country in the number of new cases of the virus per 100,000 population.

Oklahoma ranks 10th nationally with 111.66 new cases per capita.

The number of reported virus cases in Tulsa County, northeast Oklahoma, nearly doubled last week after falling to an annual low of 160 on June 8, the health director of the Department said. County, Bruce Dart.

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“Last Tuesday we had 361 cases… today (Tuesday) we had 613 cases,” Dart said.

There were 177 new cases of the virus statewide on Tuesday, the state Department of Health reported, and the seven-day moving average of new cases in Oklahoma fell from 214.9 per day on the 27th. June at 487.1 Sunday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

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