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Members, We've updated the weekly COVID-19 alert map to reflect new data released today. We used data from the state Health Department's COVID-19 alert system, which uses a 7-day average of new cases in a county (please see below for information about this calculation). We then aligned that data with the color-coded system recommended by the state Education Department, which many districts have adopted as part of their back-to-school plans. The state Education Department criteria for the color-coded levels for orange 1, orange 2 and red differs from the health department criteria.  

Data Highlights

Key highlights from this week's new data:

  • 5 counties had an increase in cases per 100,000 population.
  • 72 counties had a decrease in cases per 100,000 population.
  • Red counties decreased from 73 to 63.
  • Orange 2 counties increased from 4 to 10.
  • Orange 1 counties increased from 0 to 3.
  • There are no yellow counties.
  • There was 1 green county.
  • Alfalfa County saw the largest jump in cases per 100,000 population this week from 85.18 to 120.26.
  • Carter County saw the largest decrease in cases per 100,000 population this week from 285.65 to 106.
  • See below the data resources section for detailed information about week-to-week comparisons as well as daily case counts for the past week by county, city and zip code.

COVID-19 Alert Map Data Resources

If your district relies on the Oklahoma State Department of Health map for making decisions, you can find it on their website. To understand the difference, check out our Understanding the Map information graphic.