Number of Oklahoma coronavirus cases rise from 17 to 29

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports the number of coronavirus cases has risen from 17 to 29.

The department reported the new number Wednesday morning, a day after state Health Commissioner Gary Cox said more positive cases are expected as testing for the virus expands.

Oral Roberts University in Tulsa said an employee of a company the university contracts with for grounds maintenance tested positive for COVID-19, but the person did not interact with students, his co-workers were sent home and the shop where he worked has been cleaned.

The vast majority of people who contract the virus recover within weeks.