Carter County's COVID cases up 18.5%; Oklahoma cases surge 41.1%
New coronavirus cases leaped in Oklahoma in the week ending Sunday, rising 41.1% as 13,348 cases were reported. The previous week had 9,459 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Oklahoma ranked sixth among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the latest week coronavirus cases in the United States increased 35.9% from the week before, with 760,368 cases reported. With 1.19% of the country's population, Oklahoma had 1.76% of the country's cases in the last week. Across the country, 48 states had more cases in the latest week than they did in the week before.
Carter County reported 211 cases and zero deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 178 cases and zero deaths. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 6,875 cases and 132 deaths.
Within Oklahoma, the worst weekly outbreaks on a per-person basis were in Craig, Adair and Washington counties. Adding the most new cases overall were Tulsa County, with 2,337 cases; Oklahoma County, with 1,715 cases; and Cleveland County, with 658. Weekly case counts rose in 59 counties from the previous week. The worst increases from the prior week's pace were in Oklahoma, Tulsa and Cleveland counties.
Oklahoma ranked 38th among states in share of people receiving at least one shot, with 49.3% of its residents at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 58.7%, a USA TODAY analysis of CDC data shows. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are the most used in the United States, require two doses administered a few weeks apart.
In the week ending Sunday, Oklahoma reported administering another 69,256 vaccine doses, including 50,223 first doses. In the previous week, the state administered 58,193 vaccine doses, including 42,959 first doses. In all, Oklahoma reported it has administered 3,531,766 total doses.
Across Oklahoma, cases fell in 16 counties, with the best declines in Ottawa, Le Flore and Beckham counties.
In Oklahoma, 46 people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 31 people were were reported dead.
A total of 493,983 people in Oklahoma have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 7,531 people have died from the disease, Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the United States 35,763,785 people have tested positive and 616,829 people have died.
USA TODAY analyzed federal hospital data as of Saturday, Aug. 7.
Likely COVID patients admitted in the state:
- Last week: 2,132
- The week before that: 1,740
- Four weeks ago: 760
Likely COVID patients admitted in the nation:
- Last week: 100,884
- The week before that: 81,226
- Four weeks ago: 44,472
The USA TODAY Network is publishing localized versions of this story on its news sites across the country, generated with data from Johns Hopkins University and the Centers for Disease Control. If you have questions about the data or the story, contact Mike Stucka at email@example.com.