The ongoing spread of the delta variant is claiming lives and threatening a return to normalcy in the United States. So far, 671,728 Americans have died from the virus — more than the total number of Americans killed in World War I and World War II combined. In the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, located in […]
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — Oklahoma reached a grim milestone on Thursday with 10,025 COVID deaths reported by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. "I think for Oklahomans, a milestone of 10,000 people dead from one specific disease should be alarming," said Dr. Mary Clarke, president of the Oklahoma State Medical Association. "This is a disease that we know now we can prevent relatively easily."
Oklahoma reached a somber milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic Thursday as the state’s death toll surpassed 10,000. Deaths from the virus had slowed considerably before a late-summer surge, fueled by the delta variant, filled hospitals and sickened thousands more Oklahomans. “This count represents the lives of our friends, neighbors and...
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The number of Oklahomans confirmed to have died from COVID-19 has now passed 10,000. The state health department reported 42 deaths since its last update Wednesday. 10,025 people are now confirmed to have died in Oklahoma alone since the pandemic began. That’s equivalent to roughly the population of Coweta. In...
The Oklahoma State Department of Health documented 2,361 new COVID-19 cases for Thursday, September 23. According to the situation report, Oklahoma’s now seen 603,161 COVID-19 cases overall as 15,293 cases are active. The New Cases 7 Day Average is 1,887 and the CDC Provisional Death Count is 10,025. According to...
OKLAHOMA CITY — Ten months after contracting COVID-19 and after several hospital stays, an Oklahoma City metro man is sharing his battle as a long hauler. "I was a highly energetic, very healthy, physically fit specimen. Worked out six days a week, twice a day," Eric Leckie said. "Forty minutes cardio in the morning and then an hour and a half of weighted exercises at night and competed as an amateur bodybuilder in the MPC and benchpress champion and former athlete."
More Oklahomans are reaching fully vaccinated status in ZIP codes that have been lagging most of the summer, according to the latest biweekly vaccination data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The statewide COVID-19 vaccination rate was 46.6% this week, compared to 54.7% nationally, the health department said in...
OU Chief COVID Officer announces 1 in 400 Oklahomans have died of COVID-19, recommends booster shots
OU Chief COVID-19 Officer Dale Bratzler announced updates on Pfizer booster shot eligibility, discussed Johnson & Johnson’s study on their COVID-19 booster shots and urged the need for higher COVID-19 vaccination rates in a Wednesday live stream. Bratzler said Oklahoma has hit a new milestone with over 600,000 confirmed COVID-19...
It’s rough out there for allergy sufferers in Oklahoma. Ragweed pollen was at very high levels in the state for the second day in a row Tuesday, according to a news release from the Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Clinic. On Wednesday, that decreased slightly: weeds pollen was still listed at high.
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OU Health's chief COVID officer Dr. Dale Bratzler says there is a sign of hope as we progress to the fall with new the amount of new COVID cases starting to slowly decrease. "I'm hoping over the next couple of months that we see a continued steady decline," he said. He says there's still a major X factor for the coming year. "I think the one huge unknown though is will we see a different variant that pops up that becomes highly contagious..."
OKLAHOMA CITY — KOCO 5 is diving deeper into a lesser-known treatment for COVID-19, especially for some of the most critical patients. Similar to dialysis, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, referred to as "ECMO," takes a patient's blood out of their body and puts oxygen in it. When doctors have tried a...
COVID-19 pandemic putting stress on Oklahoma’s immunocompromised teachers as educators strive to keep school in-person
"I've talked with many educators that have underlying health issues, and they continually express that concern," said Oklahoma Education Association President Katherine Bishop. "They know the best place for kids to learn is face to face and [they know] the risk that they’re putting themselves through each and every day."
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – As health officials continue to fight the coronavirus pandemic, the FDA authorized a single booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine for some people. The FDA authorized and the CDC approved an Emergency Use Authorization for a single booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for certain eligible individuals.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma State Department of Health on Friday reported 1,230 new COVID-19 cases across the state, bringing the total cumulative number of the state’s positive cases to 604,391. According to the health department, 1,760 is Friday’s 7-day rolling average for the number of new cases reported. The...
The Centers for Disease Control and the Federal Drug Administration have approved single booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for vulnerable Americans. The CDC recommends that these groups receive a booster dose:. People 65 and older who are living in long-term care facilities. People 50-64 with underlying medical conditions.
As of September 23rd, 2021, more than 10,000 people in Oklahoma have died due to COVID-19, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Thursday’s report included 42 new provisional deaths, which brought the total since the beginning of the pandemic to 10,025. “We are sorry to report that as...
Even with case counts slowly showing positive declines in Oklahoma and across the nation, COVID-19 fatalities are still rising, with the state on the edge of a grisly statistic: 1 in 400 dead due to the virus. Vaccinations can prevent hospitalization and death for those who contract the virus; even...
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 10,000 Oklahomans have now died from COVID-19 and the number of ICU patients statewide has grown, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC's National Center for Health Statistics reported 10,025 deaths based on death certificates as of Thursday, a...
Medical officials said they're seeing a new trend of people ingesting iodine as a COVID-19 treatment. Experts said this isn't an issue yet, but they are warning Oklahomans of its dangers. Dr. Dani Lynch with Thrift Pharmacy said it's surprising the questions she gets regarding COVID-19. “You'll have people wanting...