Sixty-five more virus-related deaths and 2,686 new coronavirus cases were reported in the state since Tuesday, according to daily numbers released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
A total of 379,110 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and the total number of virus-related deaths increased to 3,388, the state health department said on Wednesday.
The seven-day rolling average for new cases reported was 2,679, the state health department said.
As of Friday, 278,151 vaccine doses have been administered and 490,775 doses have been received by the state. More than 35,800 Oklahomans have completed both inoculations.
The state health department said the 65 deaths occurred between Dec. 14, 2021 and Jan. 25, 2021. Forty-eight COVID-related deaths happened since Jan. 1 with 39 of the 65 took place since Jan. 20.
Twelve people died in Oklahoma County; four men and four women in the 65 or older age group, two men in the 50 to 64 age group and a man and woman in the 36 to 49 age group.
Eleven people in Tulsa County died from the virus; five men and three women in the 65 or older age group along with two men and one woman in the 50 to 64 age group.
A total of 11 people died in Cleveland County; nine men and two women in the 65 or older age group.
Four men in the 65 or older age group died in Comanche County. Three men in the 65 or older age group and a man in the 50 to 64 age group died in Washington County.
Two men and one woman in the 65 or older age group died in Creek County.
A man and woman in the 65 or older age group died in Cherokee County. A man and woman in the 65 or older age group also died in Custer County. Two men in the 50 to 64 age group died in Lincoln County.
A woman in the 65 or older age group and a woman in the 36 to 49 age group died in Pawnee County. A woman in the 65 or older age group and a woman in the 50 to 64 age group died in Payne County.
A man and woman in the 65 or older age group died in Rogers County. A man in the 65 or older age group and a man in the 50 to 64 age group died in Woods County.
A man in the 65 or older age group died in Canadian County. A woman in the 36 to 49 age group died in Le Flore County. A woman in the 65 or older age group died in Mayes County.
A woman in the 50 to 64 age group died in Muskogee County. A woman in the 65 or older age group died in both Okmulgee County and Pottawatomie County.
The health department said 29,855 cases are considered active in the state.
A total of 21,314 Oklahomans have been hospitalized due to the virus with 1,322 currently in acute care OSDH licensed facilities and 132 currently in other types of facilities.
So far, 345,867 Oklahomans have recovered from the virus with 3,170 more cases considered recovered since Tuesday. 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.
The state launched its vaccination appointment website on Jan. 7. After Oklahomans fill out a questionnaire, they will be told which phase they are in and will be allowed to schedule appointments when their phase is being vaccinated.
Click here to view the appointment scheduler and questionnaire.
On Jan. 13, Gov. Kevin Stitt amended his executive order to remove the 11 p.m. curfew for bars and restaurants to stop in-person service. This happened after a judge ruled a temporary restraining order be in place until July to allow the lawsuit proceed.
On Jan. 12, Stitt and state officials announced new quarantine policies for in-person learning.
The governor announced teachers or students who are exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 will not have to quarantine as long as that exposure happened in a classroom setting and all protocols were being followed. Those protocols include wearing masks, social distancing, and maintaining recommended cleaning measures.
The first COVID-19 vaccines arrived on Dec. 14 in Oklahoma and were administered to frontline workers.
Ahead of the first round of vaccine distributions in December, Gov. Stitt issued new restrictions.
On Dec. 10, Stitt said he planned to issue an executive order to implement more state restrictions including limiting attendance of public gatherings, excluding churches, and limiting attendance of indoor youth sporting events to 50% capacity.
As cases and hospitalizations continued to spike upward in November, Stitt issued new actions to help combat the spread.
On Nov. 19, bars and restaurants will close at 11 p.m. for in-person service and tables will have to be spaced six feet apart or dividers will have to be used.
A mask mandate was issued for state employees and for people wishing to have access to state buildings.
The state health department corrected Nov. 7's daily total on Nov. 8, and opted to not release a new daily COVID-19 totals from Saturday to Sunday.
Health officials said it removed the duplicate cases from the total but it only dropped the total cases down from 4,741 to 4,507, a 234 drop.
Stitt released a statement on Nov. 7 and asked Oklahomans "to do the right thing" and to follow CDC guidelines -- practice social distancing, wear a face mask and wash your hands regularly -- to help slow the spread.
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, 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.