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More than 50 new Oklahoma coronavirus cases, one new death

March 30, 2020 - 9:40 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY - More than 50 new cases of coronavirus and one additional death due to COVID-19 were reported Monday by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

There are now 17 deaths due to the virus and at least 481 cases, the department said, up from 16 deaths and 429 cases on Sunday.

The virus was confirmed in three additional counties, and 47 of the state's 77 counties now have at least one confirmed case.

The report comes after Gov. Kevin Stitt on Sunday joined other governors in requiring air travellers from New York and other virus hot spots to quarantine when travelling to the state.

Travellers who fly from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Washington state and Louisiana must self-quarantine for 14 days if they head to Oklahoma, according to Stitt's executive order. Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas and others have issued similar orders.

For most people, the new 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 and death.

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