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Official: At least 4 more Oklahoma inmates die from COVID-19


September 23, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections on Tuesday reported two more inmates have died due to COVID-19, and seven other deaths are possibly the result of the disease caused by the coronavirus.

Of the department's nearly 25,000 inmates, 3,168 have tested positive for the virus, and 1,398 cases are currently active, according to DOC Director Scott Crow. The new numbers show increases of 554 positive cases and 414 active cases from Monday.

The nine deaths are an increase of six from the number reported a week ago. COVID-19 has been confirmed to be the cause of death for...

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