COVID cases in Washington County increased by 262 this week
New cases of the coronavirus surged in Oklahoma during the week ending Sunday, increasing 41.1% as 13,348 cases were reported. The week before, there were 9,459 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Oklahoma ranked sixth among the states with the fastest spreading coronavirus per person, according to a USA TODAY Network analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University. In the past week, coronavirus cases in the United States increased 35.9% from the previous week, with 760,368 cases reported. With 1.19% of the nation’s population, Oklahoma recorded 1.76% of the country’s cases last week. Across the country, 48 states had more cases last week than the week before.
Washington County has reported 262 cases and four deaths in the past week. A week earlier, it had reported 167 cases and four deaths. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 5,929 cases and 123 deaths.
Osage County has reported 137 cases and zero deaths in the past week. A week earlier, it had reported 78 cases and zero deaths. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 5,130 cases and 84 deaths.
In Oklahoma, the worst weekly epidemics per person occurred in Craig, Adair and Washington counties. Tulsa County, with 2,337 cases, added the most new cases overall; Oklahoma County, with 1,715 cases; and Cleveland County, with 658. The number of weekly cases increased in 59 counties from the previous week. The worst increases from the previous week’s pace were in Oklahoma, Tulsa and Cleveland counties.
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Oklahoma ranked 38th among the states in terms of the proportion of people who received at least one injection, with 49.3% of its residents at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 58.7%, according to a USA TODAY analysis of CDC data. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are the most widely used in the United States, require two doses given a few weeks apart.
In the week ending Sunday, Oklahoma said it administered an additional 69,256 doses of the vaccine, including 50,223 first doses. During the previous week, the state administered 58,193 doses of the vaccine, including 42,959 first doses. In total, Oklahoma reported administering 3,531,766 total doses.
Across Oklahoma, cases declined in 16 counties, with the best declines recorded in Ottawa, Le Flore and Beckham counties.
In Oklahoma, 46 people were reported dead from COVID-19 during the week ending Sunday. During the previous week, 31 people had been declared dead.
A total of 493,983 people in Oklahoma have tested positive for the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, and 7,531 people have died from the disease, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. In the United States, 35,763,785 people have tested positive and 616,829 people have died.
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USA TODAY analyzed data from federal hospitals as of Saturday, August 7.
Likely COVID Patients Admitted to State:
- Last week: 2,132
- The week before: 1,740
- Four weeks ago: 760
Likely COVID patients admitted to the country:
- Last week: 100,884
- The week before: 81,226
- Four weeks ago: 44,472
The USA TODAY Network is posting localized versions of this story on its news sites across the country, generated with data from Johns Hopkins University and the Centers for Disease Control. If you have any questions about the data or history, contact Mike Stucka at [email protected]