There were 122 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths reported by the state for Butler County on Monday. Deaths fell below the 21-day average of 73. They also said 21 more people died from the disease.
"The longest lag that I've observed so far is about four weeks", between reported cases and COVID-19 deaths, said Aaron Wendelboe, an epidemiologist at the University of Oklahoma College of Public Health. As of Sunday, 562,084 Hoosiers have received a first dose of vaccine, including 3,474 in Marshall County, 1,358 in Starke County and 1,308 in Pulaski County.
As of Monday, 138,892 people have been given at least one dose of the vaccine in B.C., and 4,491 have received the second dose.
Health officials in the Fraser Valley are also working to determine if students and staff at a high school in Maple Ridge, B.C., were exposed to a more transmissible variant of the coronavirus. The state only counts molecular and PCR tests in this figure. Coming on 16,396 tests per day over the last week, that's good for a 33.1% average positivity rate. The seven-day rolling average from Saturday is 8%.
277 new cases from January 31 to February 1. On Nov. 1, it was 6.7%.
There are now 116 people hospitalized for treatment of the virus, and the cumulative number of hospitalizations is 4,273.
Oklahoma ranked seventh in the nation in the number of new cases per capita with 863.59 per 100,000 residents during the past 14 days, according to Johns Hopkins data. That includes 2.2 million deaths.
She said three of the South African variant infections were community cases and one was a close contact.
-The U.S. leads in deaths, followed by Brazil, with 224,000 deaths, and Mexico, with 158,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins.