Twenty-one more virus-related deaths and 2,101 new coronavirus cases were reported in the state since Wednesday, according to daily numbers released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
A total of 129,873 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and the total number of deaths went up to 1,413 the state health department said on Thursday.
The number of new COVID-19 cases reported on Thursday appears to be a record day-to-day jump.
Four of the 21 deaths happened in the last 24 hours.
Five people died in Oklahoma County; two women and three men aged 65 or older.
Two women aged 65 or older died in Tulsa County.
Two people died in Carter County; a woman and a man aged 65 or older.
Two people died in Cleveland County; a woman and a man aged 65 or older.
One man aged 50 to 64 died in Beckham County. One woman aged 65 or older died in Comanche County. One woman aged 50 to 64 died in Garfield County.
One man aged 65 or older died in Jackson County. One man aged 65 or older died in Osage County. One woman aged 50 to 64 died in Payne County.
One woman aged 65 or older died in Pottawatomie County. One man aged 65 or older died in Rogers County. One man aged 65 or older died in Washington County. One man aged 65 or older died in Washita County.
The health department said 16,765 cases are considered active in the state.
A total of 9,338 Oklahomans have been hospitalized due to the virus with 1,055 Oklahomans are currently in the hospital.
So far, 111,695 Oklahomans have recovered from the virus with 1,242 more cases considered recovered since Wednesday. Health officials said recovered means the patient is not hospitalized or deceased and it has been 14 days since the onset of symptoms or report.
As of Thursday morning, 1,543,684 tests have returned negative since testing began in February.
On Sept. 8, the state health department said it has begun the transition to include antigen test results to the state's data collection and reporting system. A positive antigen test result is considered a "probable" case, while a positive molecular test result is consider a "confirmed" case.
Antigen testing is a rapid test that can be completed in less than an hour. Molecular tests usually take days before results are made available.
On July 15, Gov. Kevin Stitt said he had tested positive for COVID-19, making him the first governor in the country to test positive for the virus. He has since posted video updates of concerning his health and quarantine.
Oklahoma reported its first child death related to the virus on July 12. The child was a 13-year-old daughter of a soldier stationed at Fort Sill.
Shortly after the report of the girl's death, state Superintendent Joy Hofmeister recommended for all Oklahomans to wear face masks to allow the safely reopening of schools in the fall.
On June 30, Stitt wore a face mask and "strongly encouraged" Oklahomans to follow CDC guidelines pertaining to face masks.
On April 28, Stitt said anyone who wished to take a COVID-19 test could do so even if they are not presenting symptoms.
The state health department advises anyone with COVID-19 symptoms such as shortness of breath, fever or coughing to stay home and limit person-to-person engagement.
The state coronavirus hotline is 877-215-8336 or 211. For a list of coronavirus (COVID-19) links and resources, click here.