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After resisting, state decides to release number of COVID-19 cases, deaths for all cities

 

April 19, 2020



Weeks after mayors and other local officials asked the Oklahoma State Department of Health to release COVID-19 infections and deaths by city, the state began publishing some of that information this week.

The catch? The city breakdown excluded cities with 10,000 or fewer people. Health officials included those small cities and towns in an “other” category, with only a total number that represented one-third of the positive COVID-19 cases and deaths statewide.

Officials in smaller cities said that didn’t help their communities, especially as rumors of the virus infection rate abound on...



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