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Tulsa leaders urge people to wear masks as COVID-19 cases rise in Oklahoma

Dr. Dart with Tulsa Health Department
Posted at 7:51 AM, Jun 24, 2020

TULSA, Okla. — City and County officials gave an update on the impact of COVID-19 in the city and county on Wednesday.

READ MORE: 482 new cases of coronavirus reported in Oklahoma on Wednesday

Dr. Dart with the Tulsa Health Department said there is a steep increase in cases Tulsa County. They've seen two cycles of positive numbers higher than the health department models showed. This is concerning to THD, Dr. Dart said.

The most common places that positive cases are coming from are:

  • faith based activities
  • funerals
  • house gatherings
  • weddings
  • bars
  • gyms

Dart urged people that attend large-gatherings to get tested for COVID-19. Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum shares Dr. Dart's concern with elevating numbers.

Bynum is in communication with area hospitals and said officals at all hospitals feel comfortable with capacity, even though two have seen an increase patients in the last month.

Bynum stressed the most important thing people can do to reduce the spread of the virus is to wear a mask.

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