Three extra virus-related deaths and 178 new coronavirus instances have been reported within the state since Thursday, in line with every day numbers launched by the Oklahoma State Division of Well being.
A complete of 454,394 Oklahomans have examined optimistic for COVID-19 and the state’s provisional loss of life rely went as much as 8,529, the state well being division mentioned on Friday.
The seven-day rolling common for brand spanking new instances reported was 120 instances, the state well being division mentioned.
As of Wednesday, 2,995,538 complete vaccine doses have been administered and 1,663,357 prime doses have been given by the state. Greater than 1,354,900 Oklahomans have accomplished each inoculations.
About 114 Oklahomans are at present in acute care OSDH licensed amenities with 34 within the ICU and three are at present in different sorts of amenities resulting from COVID-19.
The state well being division mentioned they added roughly 1,300 beforehand unreported instances which occurred within the final 4 months, ensuing within the “artificially excessive” new case quantity for April 7.
On March 23, the state well being division introduced opening up COVID vaccinations to all Oklahomans ages 16 and older. Phase 4 opens up on Monday, March 29.
On March 11, Gov. Kevin Stitt announced rolling back COVID-19 restrictions and plans for the state to return to normalcy earlier than the summer season season.
On March 3, the Oklahoma State Division of Well being introduced it is changing the way it reports COVID-19 deaths.
The division mentioned this transformation will align extra carefully with the loss of life complete the Facilities of Illness Management and Prevention releases.
The provisional loss of life rely is predicated on loss of life certificates. As instances elevated on the finish of 2020, OSDH’s epidemiologists started encountering bigger numbers of incomplete data require in-depth investigation resulting in a big distinction between OSDH’s loss of life rely and the CDC’s, the well being division mentioned.
The discrepancy between the OSDH’s complete variety of virus-related deaths and the CDC’s was about 2,500 deaths.
The state launched its vaccination appointment web site on Jan. 7. After Oklahomans fill out a questionnaire, they are going to be instructed which section they’re in and might be allowed to schedule appointments when their section is being vaccinated.
Click here to view the appointment scheduler and questionnaire.
On Jan. 13, Gov. Kevin Stitt amended his executive order to remove the 11 p.m. curfew for bars and eating places to cease in-person service. This occurred after a choose dominated a short lived restraining order be in place till July to permit the lawsuit proceed.
On Jan. 12, Stitt and state officers introduced new quarantine policies for in-person learning.
The governor introduced academics or college students who’re uncovered to somebody who has examined optimistic for COVID-19 won’t should quarantine so long as that publicity occurred in a classroom setting and all protocols have been being adopted. These protocols embody sporting masks, social distancing, and sustaining really helpful cleansing measures.
The first COVID-19 vaccines arrived on Dec. 14 in Oklahoma and have been administered to frontline employees.
Forward of the primary spherical of vaccine distributions in December, Gov. Stitt issued new restrictions.
On Dec. 10, Stitt mentioned he deliberate to situation an govt order to implement extra state restrictions together with limiting attendance of public gatherings, excluding church buildings, and limiting attendance of indoor youth sporting occasions to 50% capability.
As instances and hospitalizations continued to spike upward in November, Stitt issued new actions to help combat the spread.
On Nov. 19, bars and eating places will shut at 11 p.m. for in-person service and tables should be spaced six toes aside or dividers should be used.
A masks mandate was issued for state staff and for folks wishing to have entry to state buildings.
The state well being division corrected Nov. 7’s every day complete on Nov. 8, and opted to not launch a brand new every day COVID-19 totals from Saturday to Sunday.
Well being officers mentioned it eliminated the duplicate instances from the full but it surely solely dropped the full instances down from 4,741 to 4,507, a 234 drop.
Stitt launched an announcement on Nov. 7 and asked Oklahomans “to do the right thing” and to comply with CDC pointers — observe social distancing, put on a face masks and wash your palms repeatedly — to assist gradual the unfold.
On Sept. 8, the state well being division mentioned it has begun the transition to include antigen test results to the state’s information assortment and reporting system. A optimistic antigen check result’s thought of a “possible” case, whereas a optimistic molecular check result’s contemplate a “confirmed” case.
Antigen testing is a fast check that may be accomplished in lower than an hour. Molecular exams often take days earlier than outcomes are made obtainable.
On July 15, Stitt said he had tested positive for COVID-19, making him the primary governor within the nation to check optimistic for the virus. He has since posted video updates of concerning his health and quarantine.
Oklahoma reported its first youngster loss of life associated to the virus on July 12. The child was a 13-year-old daughter of a soldier stationed at Fort Sill.
Shortly after the report of the lady’s loss of life, state Superintendent Joy Hofmeister recommended for all Oklahomans to wear face masks to permit the safely reopening of colleges within the fall.
On June 30, Stitt wore a face masks and “strongly inspired” Oklahomans to comply with CDC pointers pertaining to face masks.
Stitt mentioned final April 28 that anybody who wished to take a COVID-19 check might accomplish that even when they don’t seem to be presenting signs.
The state well being division advises anybody with COVID-19 signs equivalent to shortness of breath, fever or coughing to remain dwelling and restrict person-to-person engagement.
The state coronavirus hotline is 877-215-8336 or 211. For an inventory of coronavirus (COVID-19) hyperlinks and sources, click here.