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COVID Map Update
COVID Map Update
Doug Brown
Friday, March 12, 2021
The OSSBA has 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:

  • There are no red counties.
  • Orange 2 counties remained at 6. 
  • Orange 1 counties increased from 20 to 22.
  • Yellow counties increased from 47 to 48.
  • Green counties decreased from 2 to 1.
  • 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.