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By Paul Monies
Oklahoma Watch 

Virus spread continues as vaccine roll out gains pace in Oklahoma

 

January 10, 2021

Whitney Bryen, Oklahoma Watch

A fact sheet about the Pfizer-Biontech COVID-19 vaccine says the shot "may prevent COVID-19." and that there is "no FDA-approved vaccine to prevent" the virus.

On Friday, the state recorded its largest daily case increase, adding more than 5,200 cases to bring the total to more than 320,000 cases since the virus was first recorded in March. The death toll from Covid-19 rose to 2,703 Oklahomans, according to the latest snapshot from the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

In the first week of 2021, Oklahoma reported 214 deaths, surpassing the monthly death totals from each of the first five months of the pandemic. (Because of reporting lags, it's not clear if all of those deaths happened this year.)

Meanwhile, active coronavirus cases reached a ne...



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