TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — With 993 new cases reported Tuesday, the Oklahoma State Department of Health says there have now been a total of 21,738 coronavirus cases confirmed in Oklahoma since the pandemic began.
This is a new single-day high for the state. The previous record was set with 858 new cases, reported by the state on July 7.
There were four new coronavirus-related deaths reported in McCurtain, Oklahoma, and Tulsa counties, bringing the state's death toll to 428.
As of Tuesday, 16,635 Oklahomans have recovered from COVID-19.
There were 181 new confirmed coronavirus cases in Tulsa County, bringing the county's total to 5,448.
The state's first positive case was reported on March 6.
For most people, COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up in two to three weeks. But for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness and lead to death.
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