Mayor G.T. Bynum gives a mask and COVID-19 update during a July 8 press conference
Mayor G.T. Bynum said he views a mask mandate as a last resort to preserve hospital capacity.
Dart said Friday that this is the week he would expect to see public health effects of President Trump's campaign event in data, given the lag time from developing symptoms to testing to reporting.
If a recent upward spike in Tulsa County COVID-19 cases continues, an order mandating that people wear face coverings could be issued, perhaps within days, city officials said Wednesday.
The death toll is 407 in Oklahoma, which has reported 17,893 infections since early March. Tuesday marked the highest day yet for daily reporting of new infections. Wednesday was the second-highest day.
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Tulsa County saw 122 new cases Thursday, with a high of 94 patients currently hospitalized, a figure that has been steadily rising since the holiday weekend.
College students coming to Tulsa from overseas won’t have to worry about gaining permission to stay in the country, school officials said Friday.
Gov. Kevin Stitt’s office announced the distribution of $4.2 million in federal COVID-19 relief to 18 cities and counties Friday.