Oklahoma reports 486 more coronavirus cases, no new deaths

August 9, 2020 GMT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma has 486 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases but no additional deaths due the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, state health officials reported Sunday. The Oklahoma State Department of Health said there are now 43,566 reported cases in the state and the death toll stands at 603. The true number of coronavirus cases in Oklahoma is likely higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected and not feel sick.

The health department said 36,052 people have recovered from the virus and there were 6,911 active cases Sunday.

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For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death. The vast majority of people recover.