Oklahoma still in COVID-19 red zone according to task force

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The White House Coronavirus Task Force says Oklahoma remains in the red zone for newly reported coronavirus cases and recommends residents wear masks among the ways to slow the virus’ spread.

The task force report released Wednesday says community spread of the illness is high in both rural and urban areas. The state health department reports 749 people hospitalized, down from a record high of 760 on Tuesday, and 1,121 additional confirmed cases of the disease to bring the total to a reported 102,614 cases of the virus. The department also reported 13 additional deaths due to COVID-19 to bring the total to 1,132 since the pandemic began.