White House task force says Oklahoma 5th in new virus cases


September 16, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma had the fifth-highest rate of newly reported coronavirus cases in the U.S. last week and the White House Coronavirus Task Force is again recommending a statewide mask mandate, according to a report released Wednesday by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

The state had 142 new virus cases per 100,000 residents, compared to a national average of 72 per 100,000, according to the task force report, which is dated Sunday.

The number of new cases declined slightly from the task force's report last week, when Oklahoma was seeing 146 per 100,000 people and had...

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