COVID-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic did – approximately 675,000. And like the worldwide scourge of a century ago, the coronavirus may never entirely disappear from our midst.
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Oklahoma health officials said Tuesday that coronavirus hospitalizations appear to be leveling off, but hospital stays are longer due to the delta variant of the virus.
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.
Even people who have recovered from COVID-19 are urged to get vaccinated, especially as the extra-contagious delta variant surges – and a new study shows survivors who ignored that advice were more than twice as likely to get reinfected.
The number of newly reported coronavirus cases in Oklahoma rose by 1,203 on Wednesday, the second time in the past week the number has topped 1,000.
An increase in coronavirus cases is reaching central Oklahoma, a coalition of medical professionals in the state said recently.
The seven-day average of newly reported Oklahoma coronavirus cases topped 500 on Thursday as the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations neared 300, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Health officials are urging residents to be aware of new symptoms possible under a quick-spreading COVID-19 variant as it marches down the Interstate 44 corridor from southwestern Missouri to the Oklahoma City metro area.
HIV/AIDS must be monitored carefully to prevent progression of the disease and its transmission.