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Data: Oklahoma has 5th-fewest new COVID-19 cases per capita

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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt removes his mask before speaking at a news conference Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Oklahoma City. Stitt said again that he will not issue a statewide mask mandate, despite a recommendation from the White House Coronavirus Task Force. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — University researchers say Oklahoma has the 5th fewest new COVID-19 cases per capita over the past two weeks, university researchers reported Sunday.

According to Johns Hopkins University researchers, Oklahoma has had 3,745 new cases over the past 14 days, or almost 95 new cases per 100,000.

Johns Hopkins data show the rolling average of new cases over the past two weeks has fallen by 351 cases, or 59%.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports Oklahoma’s daily COVID-19 hospitalizations averaged 287 cases as of Thursday.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 38% of the state’s population has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, while almost 29% have been fully vaccinated.

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