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'Risky' counties can have few COVID-19 cases


August 16, 2020

In a majority of Oklahoma counties – 39 – a COVID-19 diagnosis for three or fewer individuals can elevate the entire county’s daily infection rate to a “moderate risk” level some policymakers say should trigger various forms of mandatory shutdown.

In nearly one out of every six Oklahoma counties, a single case of COVID-19 can shift the county’s daily rate into the “moderate risk” category based on the criteria officials use to assign that designation.

For dramatic policy changes to be potentially tied to very low raw numbers of infected residents has led some to suggest a be...

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