Marguerite Dorothy Hayward, 81

Born January 30, 1940

Died January 17, 2022

Orville Grant Griffith, 65

Born August 12, 1956

Died January 15, 2022

Malcolm Don 'Sonny' Satterfield , 88

Born May 2, 1933

Died January 15, 2022

Mable Marie Taylor, 88

Born October 25, 1933

Died January 15, 2022

Barbara June Shackelford-Beaver-Whiteaker, 65

Born January 16, 1956

Died January 14, 2022

Albert G. Gresham, 84

Born September 26, 1937

Died January 14, 2022


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Tuesday, December 28, 2021, 8:23 AM

With 248 deaths per 100,000 population, Oklahoma ranks first among all 50 states in COVID death rates, according to Johns Hopkins University. Vermont has the lowest death rate, with only 50 deaths per 100,000 population. The national average is 137 deaths per 100,000. Alabama and West Virginia follow Oklahoma on the list.

The number of vaccine doses per 100,000 residents in Oklahoma hovers at just over half, meaning a large percentage of the state has received one vaccine dose, but a prohibitively small number has received two or three doses. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control, 53 percent of eligible Oklahomans have had two doses of the vaccine. In Vermont — the state with the lowest death rate — 77 percent of the population is fully vaccinated — the highest rate in the nation.