Oklahoma reported coronavirus cases surpass 30,000
July 26, 2020
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of reported coronavirus cases in Oklahoma has surpassed 30,000 and nearly 500 have now died due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the illness, the Oklahoma State Department of Health said Saturday.
There are a reported 965 newly confirmed cases from Friday to bring the total number of reported cases to 30,081 with 12 additional deaths to raise the death toll to 496, according to the health department. The actual number of positive cases is likely much higher since many people have not been tested and some who get infected don't show symptoms.
The health department reported 24,053 people have recovered from the virus.
For most people, the COVID-19 virus causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up within weeks. But for others, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, the virus can cause severe illness, including pneumonia, and be fatal.