As COVID-19 Cases Spread, State Officials Release Few Local Details

  • The CDC provides laboratory test kits for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, which causes the COVID-19 disease. The kits are provided to U.S. state and local public health laboratories, Department of Defense labs and some international labs. (Photo provided by CDC.)
    The CDC provides laboratory test kits for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, which causes the COVID-19 disease. The kits are provided to U.S. state and local public health laboratories, Department of Defense labs and some international labs. (Photo provided by CDC.)
  • Tents are set up outside of the emergency room at OU Medical Center where patients are being evaluated before entering the building - one of the hospital’s new protocols prompted by the coronavirus outbreak. Whitney Bryen | Oklahoma Watch
    Tents are set up outside of the emergency room at OU Medical Center where patients are being evaluated before entering the building - one of the hospital’s new protocols prompted by the coronavirus outbreak. Whitney Bryen | Oklahoma Watch
Paul Monies and Whitney Bryen Oklahoma Watch A 46-year-old black man who lives in northeast Oklahoma City. A 57-yearold white man in south Oklahoma City. A 69-yearold former nursing home resident in Ponca City, as well as nine residents in a Norman nursing home. Those details of positive cases of COVID-19 didn’t come from the state’s public health authorities. They came from the patients…

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