Oklahoma has an 11.3% positivity rate — the percentage of COVID-19 tests that are positive — more than double the country’s positivity rate of 5.2%. The state’s rate is its highest yet, surpassing the 10.1% in the July 26 report to become the second time Oklahoma has landed in the positivity red zone.
Oklahoma’s new case rate is 146 per 100,000 people, nearly two-thirds more than the national average of 88 per 100,000. The state has been in the red zone for new cases for nine consecutive weeks.
A week ago the report warned that virus transmission was increasing in the “major university towns.”Oklahoma jumps to 4th in U.S. for COVID-19 positivity, 9th in new cases — https://tulsaworld.com/news/state-and-regional/oklahoma-jumps-to-4th-in-u-s-for-covid-19-positivity-9th-in-new-cases/article_e111c7ae-f2ad-11ea-9ed9-2fe10f044c6b.html#tracking-source=home-trending