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Health official: Trump rally 'likely' source of virus surge

Health official: Trump rally 'likely' source of virus surge Photo: MGN

Updated: July 08, 2020 05:00 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The head of the Tulsa-County Health Department says President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in late June “likely contributed” to a dramatic surge in new coronavirus cases there. Tulsa City-County Health Department Director Dr. Bruce Dart says the city has recorded nearly 500 confirmed new cases in the last two days.

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Statewide, Oklahoma is reporting 673 confirmed new cases of the coronavirus, the state's second-highest daily total since the start of the pandemic.

The new cases reported Wednesday by the Oklahoma State Department of Health follow a record high of 858 cases that were reported on Tuesday. 
 

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