February 1, 2021 GMT
Oklahoma nears 400,000 virus cases since pandemic’s start
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma reported nearly 1,400 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday and 17 more deaths, state health officials said.
Oklahoma has recorded more than 390,000 virus cases since the pandemic began, the Oklahoma State Department of Health said. The 17 new deaths bring the total number of virus deaths to 3,564.
Overall, Oklahoma’s virus cases are trending downward, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University. Over the past two weeks, the rolling average number of daily cases has decreased by 30%, but the state’s rate of new cases per capita ranks sixth in the country, according to Johns Hopkins.
One in every 241 people in Oklahoma tested positive for the virus in the past week, according to Johns Hopkins.