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Tulsa County's 3 Largest One-Day Jumps in COVID-19 Cases Came This Week

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 64 new cases of COVID-19 in Tulsa County on Thursday, the county's second-highest one-day increase during the outbreak.

Tulsa County now has 1,372 total cases.

Thursday's jump in cases follows Tulsa County posting its largest single-day increase on Tuesday with 65 new cases and what's now its third-largest increase on Wednesday with 47.

On Sunday, Tulsa County had 193 known, active cases of COVID-19. As of Thursday, it has 323, a 67% increase. The county's four- and seven-day rolling averages of new cases are the highest they've ever been.

The state and Tulsa County entered phase three of Gov. Kevin Stitt's reopening plan June 1.

Statewide, the state health department reported 146 new cases of COVID-19, pushing the state's total to 7,626. Two new deaths were also reported, bringing Oklahoma's death toll to 357. The deaths happened between June 1 and Tuesday, and one was in Tulsa County.

In Tulsa County, 62 people have now died from COVID-19. Oklahoma County continues to lead the state in cases, 1,461, and deaths, 64.

Over the course of the outbreak, 1,092 people have been hospitalized, and 153 are currently in the hospital either diagnosed with COVID-19 or suspected of having it.

The health department reported 97 additional patients as recovered, meaning they did not die, are not currently hospitalized and Thursday marked 14 days since their symptoms began. In all, 6,263 Oklahomans are considered to have recovered from COVID-19, though symptoms of the illness have been reported to linger for several weeks.

Oklahoma currently has 1,006 known, active cases of COVID-19, a number that has steadily climbed from fewer than 650 since May 30.

According to the health department, 243,214 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Oklahoma.

Matt Trotter joined KWGS as a reporter in 2013. Before coming to Public Radio Tulsa, he was the investigative producer at KJRH. His freelance work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times and on MSNBC and CNN.
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