Oklahoma sets new daily record for COVID-19 cases, with 585
July 1, 2020
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma set a record daily high for confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, however the governor said the state is a "long ways away" from reintroducing restrictions that could harm the economy.
The state added 585 new confirmed cases and two more deaths caused by the coronavirus, bringing its tally since the start of the pandemic to 13,757 cases and 387 deaths. The actual number of cases is believed to be far higher, but many people haven't been tested and some who get the disease don't show symptoms.
Despite the uptick in cases, Gov. Kevin Stitt said the state is a...