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Oklahoma's top epidemiologist reassigned amid outbreak


March 20, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's top epidemiologist is being reassigned in a move the state's health agency says will help them better coordinate between local responders and health care experts, particularly in rural areas.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health said state epidemiologist Laurence Burnsed is being reassigned "to provide epidemiological expertise to Oklahoma stakeholders."

The announcement came late Thursday as the state struggled to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Oklahoma has reported 49 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, including one p...

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