Data shows COVID deaths on the rise in Oklahoma

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The rolling average of deaths in Oklahoma due to the illness caused by the coronavirus has increased slightly. Data from Johns Hopkins University on Saturday shows the number of COVID-19 deaths in the state increased from 12.4 per day to 14.7 from March 18 through Thursday. The data shows the rolling average of new cases per day declined from 446.4 to 311.1. The Oklahoma State Department of Health on Friday reported totals of 439,149 cases and 7,932 deaths since the pandemic began. The department no longer provides daily case and death updates during the weekend.