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COVID-19: 6 more deaths, 794 new cases reported across Oklahoma

COVID-19: 6 more deaths, 794 new cases reported across Oklahoma

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Six more Oklahomans have died with COVID-19, state health officials reported Friday as new cases went up by 794.

The death toll has risen to 644, with 46,897 infections confirmed across the state since March.

Tulsa County, where 113 people have died and 9,657 patients are considered recovered, saw 131 new cases in Friday’s reporting.

Across the state, 567 patients remain hospitalized with COVID-19 confirmed or suspected.

The newly reported fatal cases were from four counties — Garfield, Oklahoma, Osage and Rogers — and the patients were 50 or older.


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"We've been able to get by with that so far because the citizens of Tulsa have sucked it up and done the right thing," Mayor G.T. Bynum said at a Thursday news conference. "But we're moving into flu season. We're moving into cold winter months when more people will not have the option of al fresco dining and spending as much time outside. More people will be inside, and with that comes much greater risk."

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