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Oklahoma health update to add more than 1,000 COVID deaths


October 15, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health says it would reconcile its reported COVID-19 deaths with those reported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, resulting in more than 1,000 additional deaths.

"This is part of our annual review process that we do every year for reportable diseases," not just COVID-19, state epidemiologist Dr. Jolianne Stone said.

The review is required of all states and, in Oklahoma, will result in an estimated 1,053 COVID-19 deaths when the CDC publishes the data Monday, Stone said Thursday. The update will also result in an...

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