Oklahoma can 'high five' ourselves for successfully stalling the Covid-19 virus spread far better than most of the other 49 states. Even our peak infection period was spread over a 3 month period, compared to other states like Minnesota and California, which got slammed with hospitalizations at a much higher increase, and all at once.
These statistics will now allow our public health statisticians to analyze what public policy measures worked best, and what policies might have actually added to the health problems on a deadly scale.
Not only has Oklahoma lightened the potential stress on the hospitals, but Oklahoma has also been among the best in the nation at successfully recovering our sick Covid patients. We have an aggregate recovery rate of about 99%, so far.
Oklahoma Is 'Most Open' State.
All of this was accomplished while retaining a top rating as one of the 'Most Open States' according to WalletHub.com's research of state policies in the Covid-19 era.
While fear gripped many of us, some brave citizens challenged bad policy & engaged state & municipal policymakers. Sometimes if was accomplished in City Council hearings, and sometimes it was in District Courtrooms. The Oklahoma Legislature also played a prudent role in making sound policy. But Gov. Stitt deserves credit for a big part of the decision-making.
We posted some screen shots from the Institute for Health Metrics, which monitors covid data in all 50 states and worldwide.
Oklahoma has 3rd lowest Fatality Rate.
CNN also keeps metrics on fatalities. The nation has an aggregate 1.76% fatality rate. We posted each state's current fatality rates among those who have confirmed covid-19 infections. Oklahoma is still among the lowest in fatality rates, at just under 1%. Only Alaska & Utah have lower fatality rates, at about 0.50% each.