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Oklahoma coronavirus hospitalizations again top 1,500


August 26, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of coronavirus hospitalizations in Oklahoma on Wednesday topped 1,500 for the first time since January, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, as the highly contagious delta variant spreads in the state.

There were 1,578 people hospitalized due to the virus, including 416 in intensive care, with 2,534 newly reported virus cases for a total of 534,922 since the pandemic began, according to the health department.

The seven-day average of new cases has increased from 2,025 on Aug. 9 to 2,271 on Tuesday and Oklahoma is 11th in the nation in new...

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