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COVID-19: 861 new cases and 15 more deaths reported in Oklahoma

COVID-19: 861 new cases and 15 more deaths reported in Oklahoma


Oklahoma State Department of Health officials reported the deaths of 15 more patients and 861 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.

The death toll has risen to 566 across the state, where 39,463 infections have been confirmed since March.

Hospitalizations had dropped to 504 as of Tuesday, according to state data.

Tulsa County reported 262 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday; 8,010 patients from Tulsa County are considered recovered.

About 1,300 Tulsa County residents have active cases of COVID-19, and 101 Tulsa County residents have died from it, according to state data.

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