OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State health officials reported 1,051 new cases Sunday of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, a day after a one-day record increase was set and two days after Gov. Kevin Stitt extended a state of emergency because of the pandemic.
The new cases reported by the Oklahoma State Department of Health raised the total to 116,736 cases since the start of the pandemic. State COVID-19 hospitalizatons were down sharply Sunday, down by 121 cases to 803. Active cases were up by 206 to 15,946. Four new fatalities raised the Oklahoma death toll for the outbreak to 1,249.
Stitt on Friday extended his existing emergency order for the pandemic by 30 days. Oklahoma does not have a statewide mask mandate.
“This health crisis still exists, and still needs to be addressed in various ways by executive order,” Stitt stated in his order.