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The one day total record for positive COVID-19 cases was shattered over the weekend.
Governor Stitt released a statement in the wake of that information just reminding Oklahomans to wear a mask, wash their hands and social distance.
The Oklahoma State Health Department issued a revised count on Sunday, November 8th, at 4,507 new cases.
That was lower than the number originally issued by the Health Department on Saturday but was still a new record of one day totals. The previous record was set on Thursday, November 5th, at 2,101.
In his statement, Stitt said Oklahoma has not stopped the spread of COVID.
“It is clear that this virus continues to spread through rural and urban communities across Oklahoma and the United States,” said Stitt.
He continued with the same guidance he has issued since March without requiring a mandate.
“Keep washing your hands frequently, watch your distance from others, and wear a mask when social distancing isn’t possible or visiting indoor public places. You have heard me say these things before, but we need everyone to take these actions seriously. They work.
“Watching your distance also means being careful about how long you’re in crowded places and how you gather with your friends and family.
“You can spread this virus to someone you love even if you aren’t showing symptoms, so please take extra care around family members who are older or have compromised immune systems.
“Taking these steps together as a state will allow us to continue to keep our lives operating as close to normal as possible. Oklahomans pulled together back in April so we could safely reopen our economy, and I am asking for that same unified effort once again to slow the spread of this virus and keep Oklahomans safe,” said Stitt.
As of Saturday, November 7th, 1,438 Oklahomans have died from COVID-19. There were more than a thousand beds being used by COVID patients.