OSDH Expands Weekly Epidemiology and Surveillance Report

Published: 05/02/2020, 9:06 PM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) released today an expanded weekly epidemiology and surveillance report that builds on state data to provide a more robust review as Oklahoma begins the phases of reopening. The Oklahoma COVID-19 Weekly Report released Friday provides data collected from April 23 to 29, and introduces state ranking data in comparison to the rest of the nation. It also includes a snapshot of cases, hospitalizations and testing data, as well as in-depth comparisons since the onset of the virus in Oklahoma. Please click here to access the report: https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/sites/g/files/gmc786/f/weekly_epidemiology_report_-_5-1-20.pdf OSDH Interim State Epidemiologist Aaron Wendelboe, along with a team of epidemiologists, has been dedicated to analyzing and providing the most accurate data for the state as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve. “Looking ahead to Oklahoma’s reopening, we wanted to build upon our weekly review to give a systematic way to report our state’s progress on meeting the components of the reopening guidelines,” said Wendelboe. “We will continue to adjust our reporting as needed to keep Oklahomans as well informed as possible to be able to make good decisions about their health.” The OSDH will continue to publish the report on a weekly basis as long as COVID-19 continues to be prominent in the state. Updated reports released in the future will be available here. For more information about COVID-19 in Oklahoma, visit coronavirus.health.ok.gov.


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