Oklahoma surpasses 4,000 COVID-19 deaths

Collaborator: Brittany Harlow
Published: 02/14/2021, 7:18 PM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(TULSA, Okla.) In less than a year since the state’s first COVID-19 death, Oklahomans are now mourning more than 4,000. According to numbers released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health on Sunday, there are 4,024 total COVID-19 deaths in the state. This includes 30 additional deaths identified since the previous day’s report. "Every Oklahoma life is precious,” Oklahoma State Commissioner of Health Dr. Lance Frye said in a statement. “While our cases and hospitalizations come down, we continue to mourn with families that suffer the loss of their loved ones. Please remember to stay vigilant as we continue to battle COVID-19 in our state." Oklahoma’s first official COVID-19 death occurred on March 18, 2020. More than six months later, the state surpassed 1,000 deaths on September 26. Two and a half months later, the state surpassed 2,000 deaths on December 11. A little over one month later, the state surpassed 3,000 deaths on January 19, 2021. Now, another thousand are dead from COVID-19 in less than a month. Officials said there are currently 413,542 cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. People can receive a notification when they’re eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at https://vaccinate.oklahoma.gov/


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