Officials report 355 more coronavirus cases in Oklahoma

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Published: Jul. 1, 2020 at 1:54 PM CDT
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Health officials in Oklahoma on Wednesday reported 355 more confirmed coronavirus cases and two additional deaths due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the illness.

There are at least 14,112 cases and 389 deaths statewide, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, up from 13,757 cases and 387 deaths reported Tuesday. The actual number of cases is believed to be far higher, but many people haven’t been tested and some who get the disease don’t show symptoms.

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.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up within weeks. But for others, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, the highly contagious virus can cause severe symptoms and be fatal.


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