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In this Dec. 10, 2020, file photo, Oklahoma Commissioner of Health, Dr. Lance Frye speaks during a press conference in Oklahoma City, Okla. The number of residents vaccinated against the coronavirus has surpassed the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, state health officials reported Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman via AP, File)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of people vaccinated against the coronavirus in Oklahoma has surpassed the state’s cumulative number of COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, health officials reported Thursday.

More than 500,000 Oklahomans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, compared to just under 400,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in March, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

“We’re proud to report this milestone of continued progress our state has made toward administering the COVID-19 vaccine, which has resulted in Oklahoma being among those leading the nation in COVID-19 vaccine distribution,” State Commissioner of Health Dr. Lance Frye said in a statement.


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