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>>I THINK IT IS PRETTY CLEAR WHEN YOU LOOK AT KIND OF THE PEAK IN THE STATE THAT OPENING SCHOOLS IS PROBABLY CONTRIBUTED BECAUSE YOU HAVE MORE KIDS POTENTIALLY INFECTED. CHRISTINE: DR. BRATZLER SAYS HE BELIEVES THE RECENT SPIKE IN CASES AND HOSPITALIZATIONS IS A COMBINATION OF DIFFERENT FACTORS.>>KIDS GOING BACK TO SCHOOL, CORRECTIONAL FACILITY OUTBREAKS, PERHAPS SOME FROM THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND BECAUSE IT FOLLOWED IT BY ABOUT TWO WEEKS. CHRISTINE: AND THERE’S A CERTAIN AGE GROUP DR. BRATZLER SAYS IS SEEING THE LARGEST INCREASE IN CASES.>>THAT IS THE LARGEST GROUP OF NEW CASES IN OKLAHOMA SO THAT TAKES YOU FROM ESSENTIALLY ALL YOUR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS UP THROUGH COLLEGE STUDENTS, 15 TO WAS THE MOST NEW CASES IN THE 24 STATE. CHRISTINE: AND YOU CAN SEE THE SURGE IN CASES FROM WHEN SCHOOL BEGAN FOR CHILDREN GOING BACK TO SCHOOL FROM A FIRST TO SEPTEMBER 28. THEY ACCOUNT FOR 6.5% MORE OF THE TOTAL CASES. IS THERE ANYTHING TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT WITH THIS RECENT SPIKE?>>WELL, THE GOOD NEWS IS THE RECENT SPIKE SEEMS TO BE ABATING, SO THE SEVEN DAY ROLLING AVERAGE IS GOING DOWN. CHRISTINE: IN OKLAHOMA CIT

Oklahoma coronavirus death toll rises by 13; health officials report 980 new positive cases

The Oklahoma State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 980 new coronavirus cases across the state, bringing the total cumulative number of the state’s positive cases to 87,199.>>CORONAVIRUS MAP OF OKLAHOMA: Check cases by countyThirteen additional deaths were reported Wednesday; two deaths were identified in the past 24 hours, health officials said. Here’s what we know about the most recent deaths: One in Bryan County, one male in the 65 or older age group.One in Carter County, one male in the 65 or older age group.One in Cleveland County, one female in the 65 or older age group.One in Garfield County, one male in the 50 – 64 age group.One in Le Flore County, one male in the 50 – 64 age group. One in McIntosh County, one male in the 65 or older age group. One in Noble County, one male in the 65 or older age group. One in Okmulgee County, one female in the 65 or older age group. One in Pittsburg County, one male in the 65 or older age group. Four in Tulsa County, one male in the 18 – 35 age group, one female in the 36 – 49 age group and two males in the 65 or older age group. According to the health department, there have been 1,031 coronavirus deaths statewide.Get the details from Oklahoma State Department of Health.Officials also reported that 73,100 Oklahomans have recovered from the virus. By Oklahoma health officials’ definition, a recovered patient is currently not hospitalized or deceased and it has been 14 days after onset/report.Health officials reported that there were 1,116,829 total negative specimens. Officials said there have been 6,449 total hospitalizations, and that 628 people are currently hospitalized.According to the health department, 36.26% of those who tested positive are between the ages of 18 and 35, 21.26% are 36 to 49 years old, 17.57% are 50 to 64 years old, 13.45% are 65 years old or older, 9.48% are 5 to 17 years old and 1.96% are 4 years old or younger.

OKLAHOMA CITY —

The Oklahoma State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 980 new coronavirus cases across the state, bringing the total cumulative number of the state’s positive cases to 87,199.

>>CORONAVIRUS MAP OF OKLAHOMA: Check cases by county

Thirteen additional deaths were reported Wednesday; two deaths were identified in the past 24 hours, health officials said. Here’s what we know about the most recent deaths:

  • One in Bryan County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Carter County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Cleveland County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Garfield County, one male in the 50 – 64 age group.
  • One in Le Flore County, one male in the 50 – 64 age group.
  • One in McIntosh County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Noble County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Okmulgee County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Pittsburg County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Four in Tulsa County, one male in the 18 – 35 age group, one female in the 36 – 49 age group and two males in the 65 or older age group.

According to the health department, there have been 1,031 coronavirus deaths statewide.

Get the details from Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Officials also reported that 73,100 Oklahomans have recovered from the virus. By Oklahoma health officials’ definition, a recovered patient is currently not hospitalized or deceased and it has been 14 days after onset/report.

Health officials reported that there were 1,116,829 total negative specimens. Officials said there have been 6,449 total hospitalizations, and that 628 people are currently hospitalized.

According to the health department, 36.26% of those who tested positive are between the ages of 18 and 35, 21.26% are 36 to 49 years old, 17.57% are 50 to 64 years old, 13.45% are 65 years old or older, 9.48% are 5 to 17 years old and 1.96% are 4 years old or younger.

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