Oklahoma tops 430,000 coronavirus cases, 21.2% vaccinated

March 10, 2021 GMT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of Oklahoma COVID-19 cases has surpassed 430,000, with 818 new cases reported Wednesday by the state health department.

According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, there have been a total of 430,250 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began last March.

The department reported 7,344 deaths due to COVID-19, based on death certificates supplied to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The health department said 4,701 of the deaths had been confirmed as due to COVID-19.

The state ranked 12th in the U.S. with 21.2% of the population having received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, according to the CDC, which also reported that 12% of the state’s population had received two vaccine doses.


Oklahoma was 26th in the nation in the number of new cases per capita with 233.83 per 100,000 population, according to Johns Hopkins University researchers.

The seven-day rolling average of new cases in the state declined during the past two weeks, from 776 per day on Feb. 22 to 633.3 on March 8, according to the Johns Hopkins data. The seven-day rolling average of COVID-19 deaths increased slightly during the same time frame, from 23.7 daily to 23.9.