OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma reported 299 more cases of the coronavirus on Saturday and seven additional deaths.
The Oklahoma Department of Health said there have been at least 12,642 confirmed cases and 384 deaths due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. The actual number of people who have been infected is likely higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can carry the virus and not feel sick.
On Friday the Oklahoma State Fair canceled the heavily attended annual event, citing a surge in confirmed coronavirus cases in the state.
The fair annually attracts an estimated 900,000 people during its 11-day run that begins in late September, said spokesperson Scott Munz.
For most people, the virus causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up within weeks. But for others, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, the highly virus can cause severe symptoms and be fatal.