OSDH commissioner: Surge in virus cases was expected after reopening

The Associated Press - June 20, 2020 12:40 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The interim commissioner of the Oklahoma State Department of Health says a surge in confirmed coronavirus cases was expected after the state began reopening.

Dr. Lance Frye says in a news release that residents must learn to live in a “new normal” and be “vigilant and prepared” to avoid infection. The health department on Saturday reports that the number of confirmed cases has surpassed 10,000 with 331 new cases, and a state total of 368 deaths due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.

The actual number of people who have contracted the virus is likely higher because many people have not been tested, and studies indicate that people can be infected and not feel sick.


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