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Coronavirus cases in Oklahoma rise by 120, no new deaths

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In this Tuesday, May 12, 2020 photo, a pedestrian wears a cloth mask to help stop the spread of COVID-19 while walking in the rain in Tulsa, Okla. (Mike Simonsulsa World via AP)


Published 05/14/2020 | Reading Time 1 min 14 sec 

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The confirmed number of coronavirus cases in Oklahoma has risen by 120, but no new deaths were reported Wednesday by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

There are 4,852 confirmed cases and at least 278 deaths due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, according to the department, an increase from 4,732 cases reported Tuesday.

TEDC Banner AdThe number of actual infections is thought to be far higher because many people haven’t been tested and studies suggest people can be infected without showing symptoms.

Under a plan announced in late April by Gov. Kevin Stitt, the state remains on track to continue reopening on Friday with the reopening of bars and the resumption of funerals and weddings.

For most people, the 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.

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