COVID Update

COVID Update

Every week, the Oklahoma State Department of Health releases the COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiology and Surveillance Report. This report contains a lot of data analysis related to COVID-19 in our state. As more information becomes available through the adoption of more sophisticated technology, this report contains more drill-down information on different data points. This information is available to the public via the OSDH website.

Among some key points:

  • Comanche County has a fully vaccinated percentage of 48.8%; the county with the highest percentage of fully vaccinated population is Oklahoma County, with 57.6%. Statewide, over 1.4 million people have been fully vaccinated.
  • Delta is overwhelmingly the dominant variant strain, comprising 78.8% of specimens tested. The next highest is Alpha, with 20%
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been over 515,000 cases reported, with nearly 7,700 deaths
  • There have been almost 4,400 reports of vaccine breakthrough infections, with 303 vaccinated individuals hospitalized and 40 deaths.
  • In the last 30 days, nearly 2,200 unvaccinated individuals have been hospitalized, compared to 185 vaccinated individuals.

Vaccination statistics continue to show a tangible benefit in preventing illness, hospitalization, and death. Statewide, over 90% of hospitalizations are occurring in unvaccinated individuals; death occurs in just 0.5% of vaccinated cases. CCMH encourages all staff members and their eligible family members to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Booster vaccines are now available to individuals who meet immunocompromised criteria. Booster vaccines are anticipated to be available to all other individuals in late September.