The Frontier is tracking confirmed cases of COVID-19 in an effort to inform people where the virus is spreading.

The first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Oklahoma was announced on March 6. Gov. Kevin Stitt declared a state of emergency in all 77 counties over the virus on March 16. 

The Frontier will update this page as information becomes public from state health officials, which is typically around 11 a.m. daily. Hospitalization reports are released on weekday evenings.

Updated 3/17/2021

There have been 433,516 confirmed cases in the state. The state estimates 416,604 people had recovered* as of March 16.

Although deaths were reported on a certain day, the deaths might have occurred days or even weeks before it was recorded, according to the state health department. Oklahoma does not report fatalities by date of death.  

What parts of Oklahoma have the most new cases in the past two weeks?

| Darker shade = more new cases in the last two weeks per 1,000 people
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How many Oklahomans have been vaccinated?

As of March 17, Oklahoma had administered 1,488,390 doses of the vaccine in the state: 811,288 people have gotten the first dose and 448,289 people or about 11.3% of the state’s population fully vaccinated. Oklahoma is administering the two-dose Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, as well as the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Those are not approved for children under 16. People under 18 make up about 24% of the population.

How many people are hospitalized, and how many have died?

On March 3, 2021, the Oklahoma State Department of Health started to change the way it reported COVID-19 deaths to better illustrate the pandemic’s toll.

The state now uses the Provisional Death Count used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is based on death certificates.

As of March 17, the state had 7,610 deaths.