OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — There are 117 new coronavirus cases in Oklahoma and two additional deaths due to COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported Wednesday.
There have been at least 7,480 confirmed cases and 355 deaths in the state, up from 7,363 cases and 353 deaths reported Tuesday. The actual number of people who have contracted a virus is likely higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected and not feel sick.
A total of 6,166 people have recovered from the illness and 150 are hospitalized, according to the department.
For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up within weeks. But for others, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, the highly contagious virus can cause severe symptoms and be fatal. The vast majority of people recover