COVID-19 in Oklahoma: New cases, deaths, vaccine booster shots, omicron variant – KOCO Oklahoma City

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KOCO 5 is keeping you updated on the COVID-19 pandemic in Oklahoma. Keep checking this story for updates on vaccination rates, latest data updates of new cases and the omicron variant, along with local and national headlines.
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The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced it will no longer release daily COVID-19 situation updates as it moves toward the endemic phase of the pandemic. Instead, they will release data on Thursdays.
1,287,378 total cumulative cases; 17,940 deaths (provisional death count provided by the CDC)

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Should I get tested for COVID-19? Where can I get a test in Oklahoma?
The CDC recommends that you should consider taking a COVID-19 test if you:
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Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these are the symptoms you should watch out for:
This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as they learn more about the virus.
Emergency care for COVID-19 symptoms
The CDC says to look for emergency warning signs for coronavirus. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:
This list is not all possible symptoms. Call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you. Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.
Who is most at risk for coronavirus?
Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms of COVID-19, according to the CDC.
Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from the virus.
Flu or COVID-19. What’s the difference between them?
Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. That’s when testing may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis.
There are some key differences between flu and COVID-19. The CDC says it seems COVID-19 spreads more easily than flu and causes more serious illnesses in some people. It can also take longer before people show symptoms of COVID-19 and people can be contagious for a longer period of time than the flu.
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