Oklahoma sees record number of virus hospitalizations
November 18, 2020
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Oklahoma surged to a new high on Tuesday, a day after Gov. Kevin Stitt announced new restrictions on bars and restaurants and required masks to be worn in state buildings in hopes of slowing the spread of the virus.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 1,381 hospitalizations, surpassing the previous record of 1,279 set Friday.
Stitt on Monday said bars and restaurants statewide must space all tables six feet apart and close in-person service at 11 p.m.
There were 2,729 reported new cases cases Tuesd...