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The delta variant is the most-contagious mutation of the novel coronavirus and represents more than 50% of all new U.S. cases as of July.Recovery from a previous COVID infection provides only minimal antibody protection from variants.Studies have found efficacy rates of the two-dose Pfizer v…

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With the vaccine readily available now, patients can schedule with their medical providers. 

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If you've had exposure to someone who tests positive, get a COVID test ASAP regardless if either of you is asymptomatic. 

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The Oklahoma State Health Department is operating under the assumption that most if not all of a recent bump in cases is attributable to COVID variants, but the agency’s understanding of to what extent and where the variants are spreading is limited, at best, due to a scarcity of samples to …

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Health officials are urging residents to be aware of new symptoms possible with COVID-19 variants and to get tested if you don't feel well, even if you've been vaccinated.

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About 47% of Oklahomans age 12 and older are fully vaccinated, compared to the national average of 56.3%.About 99.5% of COVID-19 deaths have been in unvaccinated individuals.  Herd immunity goals of 60% or 70% vaccination rates likely will be insufficient to prevent spread of the delta varia…

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Breakthrough cases are occurring in vaccinated individuals, who in a small percentage of cases are requiring hospitalization for those infections. Fourteen Oklahomans have died with COVID after getting a breakthrough infection, and 107 hospitalized.

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A nurse works in a COVID-19 unit at SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City in December. Dr. Donna Tyungu, an OU Health infectious disease specialist, said Tuesday that the coronavirus' delta variant, which is currently surging in the region, is "COVID on steroids."