Oklahoma currently has a daily record of new cases. In addition, the state has set a record for the number of deaths reported in 24 hours and also has a record number of hospitalizations.
Oklahoma had an average of more than 1,200 COVID-19 infections per day for the past week, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Daily cases go up to 2,100 on Thursday. During the same time period, an average of 15 deaths a day in the state. Thursday’s death toll links our record high with 21.
Health officials said the more cases it increased, the more difficult it was for local hospitals. There are more than a record 1,055 hospitalizations statewide.
“We can only take care of a certain number of patients as we continue through the winter months,”; Kerri Bayer told Integris Health. “We don’t want to be unable to diagnose someone’s cancer or have a procedure.”
In a statement, the State Health Ministry said:
“.. Today’s number of deaths and cases are related to, but not more than yesterday, either the day before or a week before … we know the spread of the community is happening. out and there is no reason to believe that this trend will change without the Oklahomans changing their behavior .. “
The data showed that since July the numbers have skyrocketed. Oklahoma currently has more than 129,000 cumulative cases reported in the state. Healthcare providers say certain events over the past few weeks could contribute to the spike in spikes, including the recent ice storm.
“With the power outage, if we know that everyone is trying to get to safety and stay in the same place and seek shelter, then we could potentially spread it,” said Bayer.
OSDH confirms Oklahoma County is transitioning to Tier 3 in the state’s hospital surgery plan, which may include the cancellation of elective surgeries. However, the governor’s office said it has no plans to do so at the moment.