Active Covid-19 cases fall in Oklahoma, death reports remain high
January 27, 2021
Active coronavirus cases and Covid-19 hospitalizations remained high this week but began to decline even as the state’s death toll from the pandemic accelerated.
By last Friday, Jan. 22, there were more than 32,000 active coronavirus cases statewide, a decline of 16% in the past week. The state’s seven-day moving average of new daily cases fell to 2,564, down from an average of 3,923 a week earlier.
But reported Covid-19 deaths so far in January reached 698 on Jan. 22, bringing the state’s death total in the pandemic to 3,187. State Epidemiologist Jared Taylor said deaths are a laggin...