Oklahoma governor donates plasma after coronavirus recovery

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt says several members his staff, along with five state lawmakers, have recovered from the coronavirus and have agreed to donate plasma to help other virus patients recover.

Stitt was the first governor in the nation to test positive for the coronavirus.

He says he has donated plasma to help other virus patients recover.

His office didn’t immediately respond to questions about where his staff may have contracted the virus.

Convalescent plasma is being researched as a potential treatment for the virus that as of Tuesday has infected a reported 44,728 people in Oklahoma and left 618 dead.