Oklahoma COVID deaths top 4,100; virus cases above 416,000
February 18, 2021
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of deaths in Oklahoma due to the illness caused by the coronavirus surpassed 4,100 on Thursday and the number of reported cases is now above 416,000, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
There were 23 more deaths and 618 additional cases for totals of 4,112 dead and 416,476 infected since the pandemic began, OSDH reported.
The number of new cases and deaths have declined in the past two weeks, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
The seven-day rolling averages of new cases dropped from 2,167 per day to 1,162 and the average daily number of deaths from 38 to 27, according to the Johns Hopkins data.
Oklahoma was fourth in the nation in the number of new cases per capita with 547.16 per 100,000 residents, according to the university's data. The state was 16th nationally in the percentage of the population that has received at least the one dose of the virus vaccine with 12.3% inoculated, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control.