Coronavirus deaths in Oklahoma rise by 12 to a total of 79
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — There are 12 new COVID-19 deaths in Oklahoma and nearly 52 new cases, the state Department of Health said Wednesday.
Seventy-nine Oklahomans have died and at least 1,524 have tested positive for the virus, up from 67 deaths and more than 1,400 cases reported Monday, according to the department. The state Department of Education said the U.S. Department of Education has granted a preliminary waiver allowing public schools in the state to begin spending available federal funding on COVID-19 related programs, including distance learning and teacher training.
For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and 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, or death.