Oklahoma COVID-19 death toll tops 1,000

The Associated Press - September 27, 2020 8:34 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of deaths in Oklahoma from the illness caused by the new coronavirus has topped 1,000. The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported on Saturday that 11 new COVID-19 deaths raised to 1,004 the Oklahoma death toll since the state began tracking the coronavirus in early March.

State health officials also reported that 990 new confirmed cases raised the Oklahoma caseload to at least 83,510. Also, the number of active cases rose by 136 to 12,752.

The actual number of cases in Oklahoma is likely higher because many people haven’t been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected and spread the virus while not feeling sick.

 

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