Stitt says not yet time for statewide shelter in place order

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS
03/23/2020 10:00 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Now is not the time for a statewide shelter in place order in Oklahoma due to the coronavirus, according to Gov. Kevin Stitt.

“We're hearing of stuff happening in New York City, in California or Chicago,” Stitt said during a Sunday evening news conference. “We have a different set of facts here,” Stitt said, “I’m not saying it couldn’t happen.”

The state Department of Health announced a second death in the state due to the virus on Sunday and said there are now 67 confirmed cases of the virus in Oklahoma, up from 53 on Saturday.

The death is a man in his 50s who and lived in Pawnee County, west of Tulsa County where the first death was reported last week,
The vast majority of people who contract the virus recover within weeks. It causes only mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but it can lead to more severe illness, including pneumonia, especially in older adults and people with preexisting health problems.

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