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Oklahoma Highway Patrol captain dies from COVID-19

 

September 30, 2020



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma Highway Patrol captain has become the first state trooper in Oklahoma to die of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

Capt. Jeffery Sewell, 58, of Atoka died Saturday at a Denison, Texas, hospital where he had been treated for the virus for about three weeks, OHP spokesperson Sarah Stewart said Tuesday.

Stewart said it was not clear how Sewell contracted the virus and that no other troopers have died, but 12 others have been infected.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 1,025 new virus cases Tuesday, and 11 more deaths due to COVID-...



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