Positive cases are on the rise

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Positive cases are on the rise

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 14:29
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More Oklahomans have Mtested positive for COVID-19, bringing the statewide numbers to 14,112 as of Wednesday morning. Another 332,201 Oklahomans have tested negative.

Kay County now has 98 confirmed cases, an increase of six positive cases since Monday. Ponca City is responsible for 93 of those cases.

Statewide, an additional two deaths have been reported, bringing the number to 389 deaths in Oklahoma.

The health department reported that there are 374 people hospitalized either with the illness or under investigation for it, an increase from 315 hospitalizations on Tuesday. The state says 10,605 people have recovered.

Gov. Kevin Stitt held a press conference Tuesday afternoon and said the state is a “long ways away” from closing back down.

Stitt urged residents to wear masks to limit the spread of the virus but said face coverings would not be required.

“We know we will continue to see new cases as we find our new normal,” he said.

“We may be dealing with this virus for the next 24 months.”

Oklahoma closed all nonessential businesses in late March and started reopening them in three phases the beginning of May.

For additional information regarding COVID-19 in Oklahoma, visit coronavirus.health.ok.gov.