Oklahoma health department reports over 1,700 COVID-19 cases, including backlogged cases

The State logged 919 new cases of the virus

TULSA, Okla. — The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 1,739 cases of COVID-19 coronavirus on Wednesday, which included the backlog of new cases that had built up from the department’s data entry issues.

There were 919 new cases reported that did not include the backlog from the previous few days of testing difficulties.

That new cases make the cumulative total in the state rise to 28,065.

Wednesday’s numbers mark the third-highest one-day increase in new reported cases since the pandemic began.

There were 13 more deaths reported, bringing the death toll in Oklahoma to 474.

Here’s what we know about the newly reported deaths:

  • Two deaths were identified in the past 24 hours.
  • Three in McCurtain County, one female and two males in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Muskogee County, one female and one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Five in Oklahoma County, three females and two males all in the 65 or older age group. 
  • One in Seminole County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Tulsa County, one female in the 36 - 49 age group and one male in the 65 or older age group.

A total of 2,540 Oklahomans have been hospitalized due to the virus with 630 patients currently in the hospital.

State hospitals are recording only 19% of adult ICU beds are available.

478,297 tests have returned negative since testing began in February.

You can always take a look at the latest numbers from the Oklahoma State Department of Health here.

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