Coronavirus continues march across Oklahoma as hospitalizations set record


November 15, 2020

Coronavirus hotspots emerged across the state in the past week as hospitalizations reached a new record since the pandemic began.

Active cases hit 24,091 on Friday, according to the latest tally from the Oklahoma State Department of Health. That represents an increase of 60% in just the past two weeks.

Hospitalizations for Covid-19 rose to 1,279 on Thursday, with 350 of those patients in an intensive care unit. The state’s recently revised hospital surge plan put three hospital regions in northwest and southwest Oklahoma and Oklahoma County into Tier 3 status. Three other regions in centr...

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