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OSDH shares weekly epidemiology report


The Oklahoma State Department of Health released their weekly epidemiology report.


Data shows that throughout the week of August 29-September 4, 18,635 new COVID-19 cases, 17,736 recoveries and 207 deaths were documented. Since early 2020, 32,675 individuals in the state have been hospitalized due to COVID. CDC COVID Data Tracker lists that 63,831 individuals have been tested in the last 7 days. The average age of cases was 39 years and average age of individuals who died was 74 years. The youngest case was less than a year old while the oldest case was 100+ years. The youngest to die from COVID was less than 15 years while the oldest to die was 100+ years.


From August 2-September 4, 62,490 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered. This includes at least 26,844 rounds of the first dose and 29,235 Oklahomans becoming fully vaccinated. As of Wednesday, September 8, 1,768,580 Oklahomans are fully vaccinated.


For Kay County, 49.2% of the population has received at least one dose of the vaccine while 39.9% is fully vaccinated. For fully vaccinated percentages for surrounding counties, Grant is at 40.9%, Garfield at 46.6%, Noble at 58.7%, Pawnee at 46.6% and Osage at 30.9%.


So far for early September, the amount of vaccinated people who got COVID, also referred to as “Breakthrough Cases” is 91. The number of unvaccinated COVID-19 cases to occur so far this month is 4,719.


The Delta variant has been the dominant form of COVID at Oklahoma’s with 2,928 cases since January. As for other variants since January, there have been 469 of the Alpha variant, 7 of the Beta variant, 24 of the Gamma variant, 2 of the Eta variant, 15 of the Iota variant, 1 of the Kappa variant and 44 of the Lambda variant.


You can see the full report for this week by clicking here.