As Oklahoma’s coronavirus cases climb, the state has reached a new record for its seven-day average.
The state’s daily coronavirus case counts have been increasing for weeks. The Oklahoma State Department of Health provides a seven-day average of those cases to give a better view of trends. The average smooths out anomalies, like low reporting on weekends and days when delayed cases are entered in.
On Monday, that seven-day average hit its highest point yet, at 1,097. The previous record occurred on August 1, after a steady increase in cases over the summer. However, after that day, cases and the seven-day average trended down for a few weeks. They picked back up this month, and grew precipitously over the past week.
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