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Oklahoma coronavirus cases rise to 429, now 16 deaths

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Cashier Trent Cagle stands behind a plexiglass shield as he scans items at a Homeland grocery store Friday, March 27, 2020, in Oklahoma City. Homeland and other stores have installed the shields due to concerns over the COVID-19 virus. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Published 03/29/2020 | Reading Time 1 min 26 sec

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health on Sunday reported one additional death due to the coronavirus and 52 new cases statewide.

There are now 429 confirmed cases in 44 of the state’s 77 counties and 16 deaths in seven separate counties, according to the health department. 

The number of cases is up from 377 on Saturday and the number of deaths rose from 15.

The newest death is an Oklahoma County managed 50-64, the health department said. Deaths are also reported in Cleveland, Tulsa, Pawnee, Wagoner, Sequoyah and Creek counties.cropped-Screen-Shot-2020-02-24-at-4.02.05-PM.pngThe number of counties affected increased by four and counties where the virus is confirmed must comply with Gov. Kevin Stitt’s “Safer at Home” order on Tuesday that non-essential businesses in counties with COVID-19 cases temporarily suspend services until April 16.

Stores such as grocery stores remain open.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.

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