Since Friday, September 10th, the Oklahoma State Department of Health has reported 7,380 new COVID-19 cases throughout the state, increasing the total number of positive cases in the state to 584,692.
The number of new cases recorded on Monday was 2,260, according to the health department’s seven-day rolling average.
According to the CDC/NCHS, the overall provisional death count across the state, as of Monday, was 9,566. In comparison to Friday’s report, there have been 70 more fatalities.
According to health authorities, there are a total of 20,388 current cases, with 1,456 recent 3-day average hospitalizations. There have also been 31 pediatric hospitalizations, according to officials.
The Oklahoma Department of Health has stated that it would change the method it reports COVID-19 fatalities in order to provide a “more timely” picture of the disease’s impact in the state.
OSDH authorities have said that the preliminary mortality count supplied by the CDC/NCHS will be included in daily updates going forward.
Provisional death numbers, according to the CDC, provide the most comprehensive and accurate picture of lives lost to COVID-19. They’re based on death certificates, which are the most trustworthy source of data and include information that can’t be found anywhere else, such as comorbid conditions, race and ethnicity, and death location.
Additional information about provisional death count can be found on the CDC’s website.