Oklahoma’s COVID-19 death toll climbs; more testing planned

The Associated Press - May 9, 2020 8:02 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials are reporting nearly 100 new cases and six more deaths, taking the state’s COVID-19 death toll to 266.

The number of confirmed cases on Friday topped 4,400. The number of actual infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested.

State health officials on Friday announced a plan to test 90,000 people this month, with a focus on underserved areas in Oklahoma City. Tests will be available even for those not displaying symptoms.

Meanwhile, Oklahoma’s governor planned to visit a fitness center and a department store that reopened last week.


Latest Stories

Authorities find 2 abducted girls after 2 boys are killed

By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Authorities found two girls who were abducted from a...

Draft Public Transit Plan Released – Feedback Wanted

For the first time, the State of Oklahoma has developed a statewide plan for public transportation...

Election Board: Emergency Voting Allowed

Registered voters in Kay County who become physically incapacitated after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27,...