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The number of hospitalizations in Oklahoma due to the coronavirus surpassed 1,400 on Wednesday for a new daily record and the number of total cases increased by more than 3,000, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reported.

There were 1,434 people hospitalized, 53 more than the previous one-day record set Tuesday as the virus has surged in the state.

The seven-day rolling average of new cases in the state has risen from 1,159.6 per day on Nov. 3 to 2,607.3 per day, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

The health department reported 3,017 new cases and 26 additional deaths for totals of 161,425 cases and 1,570 deaths since the pandemic began.

Deaths reported and their counties include:

• One in Beckham County, one male in the 65 and older age group.

• One in Choctaw County, one male in the 65 or older age group.

• One in Creek County, one male in the 65 or older age group.

• One in Delaware County, one female in the 65 or older age group.

• One in Garvin County, one male in the 65 or older age group.

• Two in Jackson County, one female in the 65 or older age group, one male in the 65 or older age group.

• One in Jefferson County, one male in the 50-64 age group.

• One in Kay County, one male in the 65 or older age group.

• One in McIntosh County, one female in the 65 or older age group.

• One in Murray County, one male in the 65 or older age group.

• One in Noble County, one female in the 65 or older age group.

• One in Okfuskee County, one male in the 36-49 age group.

• Five in Oklahoma County, one female in the 50-64 age group, two females in the 65 or older age group, two

males in the 65

or older age group.

• One in Okmulgee County, one female in the 65 or older age group.

• Two in Rogers County, one female in the 36-49 age group, one female in the 50-64 age group.

• One in Seminole County, one female in the 65 or older age group.

• Three in Tulsa County, one male in the 50-64 age group, two males in the 65 or older age group.

• One in Washington County, one male in the 65 or older age group.

The 7-day rolling average of daily deaths in the state has declined slightly, from 14.6 to 13.3, based on the Johns Hopkins data.

The true number of infections in Oklahoma is likely higher because many people haven't been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected and not feel sick.

There were 29,823 active cases on Wednesday, an increase of 1,016 from the day before, according to the health department.

The same data released Wednesday, Nov. 18, indicates there has been 130,032 recoveries in the state and 29,823 of the total cases remain active.

Confirmed cases increased by 3,017 or 1.9% day over day while active cases increased by 1,016 or 3.5% day over day and recoveries increased by 1,975 or 1.5% day over day.

According OSDH, as of Wednesday Stephens County has had a total of 1,218 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 935 recoveries and 12 deaths, leaving a total of 271 active cases in the area, showing an increase in active cases since Tuesday’s report.

Stats show Duncan has had 791 of those confirmed COVID-19 cases and 620 recoveries, with seven deaths, which leaves 164 active cases in the city.

Comanche has had 140 confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which three have died and 119 have recovered, leaving 18 active cases.

Marlow, however, has had 241 confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which one has died and 160 have recovered, leaving 80 active.

Velma has reported 30 confirmed cases, of which one has died and 25 have recovered, leaving four active cases.

Loco has had 11 cases, of which six have recovered, leaving five active cases.

Bray has had one case, leaving Bray with one active case in the town.

On the national level, Johns Hopkins reported as of Tuesday, Nov. 17, the country has had 11,357,322 confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 248,672 have died and 4,293,640 have recovered, leaving a total of 6,815,010 active cases. Day over day, confirmed cases increased by 161,934 or 1.4% while recoveries increased by 48,826 or 1.2% and active cases increased by 111,398 or 1.7%.

For more information, visit coronavirus.health.ok.gov.

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