(1) #Oklahoma comes in last place again this week and ranks #50 in the US with only 0.31 % sequenced looking for variants of concern. Oklahoma has held last place in the nation every week since April 8th, 2021 & is the only State in the US with a Pandemic center. Image
(2) #Iowa is next to last place #49 sequencing .83% of samples
#Kentucky is #48 (.86%)
#Tennessee is #47(.90%)
#Mississippi is #46(.96%)
#SouthDakota is #45(.99%)
#SouthCarolina is#44(1.18%)
#Ohio is#43(1.23%)
#Missouri is #42(1.3%)
#Arkansas is #41(1.31%)
#Georgia is #40(1.4%) ImageImage
(4) From February release“We are excited to get our sequencing capability fully operational, …This is exactly the type of critical research and development endeavor this center was established to do to improve our overall health response and outcomes. “ oklahoma.gov/covid19/newsro…

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