Coronavirus cases in Oklahoma near 2,900, officials say


April 23, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of coronavirus cases is now near 2,900 in Oklahoma with 170 deaths due to COVID-19, which is caused by the virus, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported Wednesday.

There are at least 2,894 cases and six additional deaths, up from 2,807 reported Tuesday and an increase of six deaths.

Each death was a person aged 65 or older, according to the report, which said 298 people either with the virus or under investigation were hospitalized Tuesday morning.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.

Tulsa County reports the most deaths with 25, followed by Oklahoma and Cleveland counties with 24 deaths each.


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