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Governor Stitt tests positive for COVID-19

Gov. Stitt, Governor's Solution Task Force to provide Coronavirus Update on State's Response
Posted at 10:37 AM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 11:05:43-04

Governor Stitt tested positive for COVID-19. He announced the diagnosis in a news conference on Wednesday.

Stitt said the illnesses started as feeling achy, but reported no other symptoms. He is working from home and will remain in quarantine until Interim Commissioner of Health Lance Frye says it is okay to return.

Stitt and Frye also gave an update on COVID-19 in Oklahoma. They said data showed that Oklahoma's positive rate is less than the national average for positive cases.

Data also showed that hospitals have supplies stockpiled and the hospitalization rate in the state is going down.

Oklahoma coronavirus cases are rising. The highest single-day total was reported on July 15 with 1,075 cases. As of July 14, a total of 432 Oklahomans have passed from the virus.

Health officials urged Oklahomans to practice safety precautions by wearing a mask in public places, washing hands and practice social distancing.

On Wednesday, July 15, Tulsa City Councilors are expected to vote on a proposed mask ordinance that would require Tulsans to wear a face covering in public areas.

READ MORE: Tulsa's proposed mask ordinance comes with exceptions, possible $100 fine

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