Officials: 64 pediatric patients hospitalized in Oklahoma with COVID-19

EMS technician Emmanuel Orrego, left, administers the COVID-19 PCR test to Yosdany Lugo, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Miami. Florida was responsible for one-fifth of the new infections in the country last week, more than any other state, according to the CDC. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) — Officials say more than a thousand Oklahomans have been hospitalized with COVID-19, including dozens of children.

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On Tuesday, data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 532,388 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of March 2020.

That’s an increase of 1,794 cases since Monday, August 24.

At the moment, officials believe there are 20,231 active cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

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There have been 9,004 deaths in Oklahoma since Tuesday, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Officials say an average of 1,497 Oklahomans have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the past three days. Authorities also noted that there were 64 pediatric hospitalizations for COVID-19 in that number.

Health leaders say more than 2 million Oklahomans have received their first COVID-19 vaccine, while 1.65 million have completed the series.

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