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Oklahoma tests 35,800 nursing home residents, workers


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State health officials tested more than 35,800 residents and staff at nursing homes across the state for COVID-19 last month, falling short of its goal to test all employees and residents, Gov. Kevin Stitt said on Monday.

Stitt said health officials focused first on the facilities with confirmed cases of COVID-19 and expects to finish testing the workers and residents of the remaining nursing homes and long-term care facilities by the end of next week.

A little more than 3% of the tests have come back positive, Stitt said.

An analysis of Department of Health data show...

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