Oklahoma’s coronavirus trends continue to climb in the national rankings. StateImpact’s Catherine Sweeney reports what this week’s White House Coronavirus Task Force document has to say about the state.
For several months, the White House Coronavirus Task Force has issued state-level data and recommendations to governors. In this week’s update, the task force ranked Oklahoma 5th in the nation for its new cases per 100,000 people and for its positivity rate.
Across the nation, the U.S. is seeing an average of 74 new coronavirus cases per 100,000 people each day. Oklahoma’s rate is nearly twice that high, at 142 cases per 100,000. The task force continues to recommend a statewide mask mandate.
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