State Health Department Releases Corrected COVID-19 Numbers


Sunday, November 8th 2020, 12:30 pm
By: News 9, News On 6


OKLAHOMA CITY -

The Oklahoma State Department of Health has made corrections to the COVID -19 statistics released on Saturday November 7.

On Saturday OSDH, reported 4,741 new cases with 9 newly reported virus-related deaths. The case number has now been corrected to 4,507 removing duplicates which resulted from a transition from a manual to electronic reporting.

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State Health Commissioner Dr. Lance Frye issued the following statement.

"Today’s individual case number, 4,507, is a corrected version of yesterday’s number with all duplicate cases removed. Today we will not be releasing a new daily case number, allowing our data reporting system to catch up and ensure duplications are removed from the daily number prior to release moving forward. Starting tomorrow, the daily number released will not include any duplicates. We are committed to giving the public and media accurate and transparent data, and this will ensure the daily number reflects the actual case count. We will continue to point to the 7-day average, percent positivity and hospitalizations in addition to the daily number to give a more complete picture of trends. We have no reason to believe our revised number is an anomaly, but instead shows community spread is occurring. We continue to urge all Oklahomans to take this highly-contagious virus seriously and act immediately to avoid large gatherings, wear a mask, wash your hands and watch your distance to others. Together we can bring these numbers down and protect our friends, family and neighbors."

This brings the state's total COVID-19 cases up to 136,258 since the first case was reported. The total number of virus-related deaths increased to 1,438.

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