COVID-19 cases on the rise in Oklahoma

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TULSA, Okla. – Researchers say the average daily number of COVID-19 cases is climbing in Oklahoma. Johns Hopkins University researchers say the rolling average of daily new Oklahoma cases over the past two weeks has spiked by 168 cases, or 47.4%. As of Friday, the most recent day for which data are available, Oklahoma averaged 522 new cases over seven days. The Johns Hopkins COVID-19 death toll for the pandemic in Oklahoma is almost 6,700 out of more than 458,000 cases. Meanwhile, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 35% of the state’s population has received at least one vaccine dose.