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Stitt: Testing key to state's reopening


April 19, 2020

Gov. Kevin Stitt and other officials say improved tracking of the COVID-19 virus will be crucial in reopening Oklahoma’s economy in the coming weeks.

“Two of the main keys to getting Oklahoma back open are enhanced testing and contact tracing,” Stitt said.

The governor said the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Oklahoma has now fallen to 325, down from a peak of 560 on March 30. At the same time, the state has far more hospital beds and ventilators than what projections indicate will be required to treat COVID-19 patients at the pandemic’s peak.

Even so, officials said t...

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