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Variant sequencing at the OSDH Public Health (PHL) lab of most recent specimens from over the holidays shows a mix of omicron at 57% and delta at 43%. This surveillance data is important to providers and the public to understand what is going on in the state.
Testing locations and hours can be found by visiting oklahoma.gov/covid19/testing-sites or county health department Facebook pages.
The rolling three-day average number of Oklahoma COVID-19 hospitalizations topped 500 on Thursday for the first time since late October, the Oklahoma State Department of Health said.
The seven-day average of coronavirus cases in Oklahoma has fallen below 1,000 for the first time since late July, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
More than 10,000 Oklahomans have now died from COVID-19 and the number of ICU patients statewide has grown, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The number of COVID-19 deaths in Oklahoma during the pandemic neared 10,000 on Wednesday, while the total number of coronavirus cases topped 600,000, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Parents of schoolchildren joined the Oklahoma State Medical Association on Thursday in filing a lawsuit seeking to overturn a state law banning mask requirements in public schools.
Oklahoma’s public schools superintendent said Tuesday that she will meet this week with Gov. Kevin Stitt to discuss whether he will issue an emergency order, because of rising coronavirus cases, which would allow school districts to require masking.
Health officials in Oklahoma on Tuesday urged Gov. Kevin Stitt to issue an emergency declaration that would allow for expanded care for those with COVID-19 — something the Republican has said he will not do.
Every year, children heading to school can get vaccinated from diseases that affect them and those around them. Though vaccinations are not always required, there are several available to children at any pediatric health care facility.