(Photo and illustration by Whitney Bryen/Oklahoma Watch)

Lost in the Pandemic

A Digital Memorial To Oklahomans Who Died From COVID-19

More than 8,000 Oklahomans have died from the COVID-19 pandemic that has swept the state, country and world in just over a year. Behind each death, there is a face, a story and loved ones left behind.

To provide a clearer picture of the pandemic’s impact and to memorialize those that we lost, Oklahoma Watch is creating a database of Oklahomans who died of the novel coronavirus, along with a brief description of that person’s life, a photograph (if available), and a link to a news story or their obituary.

By combing through public news reports and obituaries, we already have added 200+ names. But now we need your help. If you’ve lost a loved one and don’t see them on our list, we’d love to include them.

Please fill out our short form and a reporter or editor with Oklahoma Watch will add them to our database or follow up with you if we have any questions. If you have any questions or see any errors, please email Oklahoma Watch reporter Trevor Brown at tbrown@oklahomawatch.org.

Links: Coronavirus Storytelling Project | The Value of Public Grieving

‘Lost in the Pandemic’: An Oklahoma Watch/OU Gaylord College collaboration