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OSDH: 1,000 new COVID-19 cases reported in Oklahoma

FILE - Hospital staff handle COVID-19 testing at a hospital in Aiea, Hawaii, Wednesday, September 15, 2021. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted revised guidelines on Wednesday. The year, December 23, 2021, is to relax rules that call for requiring healthcare workers to take 10 days off work if they test positive for COVID-19.  These workers will be allowed to return to work after seven days if the test results are negative and there are no symptoms.  (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)

FILE – Hospital staff handle COVID-19 testing at a hospital in Aiea, Hawaii, Wednesday, September 15, 2021. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted revised guidelines on Wednesday. The year, December 23, 2021, is to relax rules that call for requiring healthcare workers to take 10 days off work if they test positive for COVID-19. These workers will be allowed to return to work after seven days if the test results are negative and there are no symptoms. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR– Officials said they recorded 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Christmas Eve.

On Friday, data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health showed that the state has had 694,210 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020..

That’s an increase of 1,011 cases since Thursday, December 23.

At this point, officials believe there are 12,950 active cases COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oklahoma has seen 12,348 deaths as of Thursday. Officials had no updated data for Friday’s report.

Officials say an average of 750 Oklahomans have been hospitalized with COVID-19 over the past three days. Authorities also noted that 17 of them were hospitalized with COVID-19.

Health leaders say more than 2.48 million Oklahomans have received their initial COVID-19 vaccine, while 2 million have completed the series.

https://kfor.com/news/local/osdh-1000-new-covid-19-cases-reported-in-oklahoma/ OSDH: 1,000 new COVID-19 cases reported in Oklahoma

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