The Sooner State on Sunday hit a grim new coronavirus document, seeing almost 5,000 new instances reported in a single day.
An estimated 4,970 instances of COVID-19 had been reported on Sunday alone, in line with knowledge from the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The state’s complete variety of coronavirus instances is now estimated at 260,838.
There are at the moment 25,752 energetic instances of the virus within the state.
An extra 23 COVID-19 deaths had been reported within the state on Sunday, bringing the full variety of lives misplaced to the virus in Oklahoma to 2,212.
The state has begun to vaccinate well being care staff and residents of long-term care services in opposition to the virus, in line with well being officers, with 2,253 COVID-19 vaccinations administered as of Friday. The state has obtained greater than 33,000 doses general.
The information comes as officers with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday granted emergency use approval to a second promising COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The jab, developed by the biotech firm Moderna, proved greater than 90% efficient in late-stage scientific trials.
The FDA’s OK got here only one week after the federal company permitted a vaccine developed by Pfizer, which was the primary COVID-19 vaccine to obtain such approval within the U.S.