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Oklahoma reports 434 new confirmed coronavirus cases

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Published: Jul. 6, 2020 at 2:05 PM CDT
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma health officials on Monday reported 434 new confirmed coronavirus cases and four additional deaths.

The latest cases reported by the Oklahoma State Department of Health bring the total number of confirmed positive cases in Oklahoma to 16,362 and the death total to 399.

The new deaths reported on Monday were all individuals in the 65 and older age group and included two men in Tulsa County, one woman in McCurtain County and one woman in Noble County.

A surge of confirmed new cases in recent weeks, particularly among young people, prompted mayors in Oklahoma City and Tulsa last week to impose new requirements that bar and restaurant workers wear masks while working.

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. The vast majority of people recover.

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