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Oklahoma COVID-19 hospitalizations seem to be leveling off


September 15, 2021

Oklahoma health officials said Tuesday that coronavirus hospitalizations appear to be leveling off, but hospital stays are longer due to the delta variant of the virus.

The three-day average of new hospitalizations fell from 1,518 a week ago to 1,352 on Tuesday, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, which reported a seven-day average of 2,114 new cases daily, down from 2,709 one week ago.

However, the average hospitalization increased from five to six days in January to 10-11 days currently, and ICU stays rose from 10-11 days to 15-20, said Dr. David Kendrick, chair of Medi...

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