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Oklahoma virus hospitalizations rising amid delta surge


August 27, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Coronavirus-related hospitalizations in Oklahoma remained above 1,600 for a second straight day Friday, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, amid a surge in cases that health officials say is due to the highly contagious delta variant.

The three-day average of hospitalizations stood at 1,602, according to the health department, up from 1,487 one week ago and from 749 on Aug. 2.

Hospitalizations last topped 1,600 in late January, according to department records..

There were a reported 3,338 new virus cases and a seven-day rolling average of 2,577 new...

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