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Oklahoma confirms 909 new positive coronavirus cases, 14 new deaths

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Health officials have reported 909 new coronavirus cases and 14 more deaths today in Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 61,027 cases and 835 deaths, up from 60,118 confirmed cases and 821 deaths on Wednesday. The actual number of cases in Oklahoma is likely higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected and not feel sick.

The White House Coronavirus Task Force continues to recommend a statewide mask mandate, which Gov. Kevin Stitt has said he will not issue.

The task force’s Aug. 30 report, released Wednesday by the health department, also calls for closing bars and limiting the number of people allowed inside restaurants.

The health department reports 8,745 active virus cases and that 51,447 people have recovered.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and a 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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