Oklahoma looking to implement ongoing coronavirus testing in nursing homes

So far, the state has tested more than 34,000 residents and staff members at 257 nursing homes and other long-term care facilities in the state.
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How does Oklahoma count coronavirus recoveries? It’s not an exact science

Calculating a recovery rate is tricky. Most cases of COVID-19 are mild and people who present with no symptoms may not be tested for the disease, and aren’t counted in the data. Because methods vary state-to-state, comparisons are virtually impossible.
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Oklahoma has 6,137 known coronavirus cases and 318 reported deaths. We’re tracking it.

The Frontier is tracking confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, in an effort to inform people where the virus is spreading.
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Half of Oklahoma’s reported coronavirus deaths come from care facilities such as nursing homes

The disease’s toll on Oklahoma’s elderly has been staggering. Oklahomans age 65 and older make up nearly 80 percent of deaths in the state, the data show.
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For first time in nearly three years, Oklahoma’s Commissioner of Health meets statutory requirements

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Friday named Col. Lance Frye as the Oklahoma State Department of Health’s interim commissioner, replacing Gary Cox who announced his resignation earlier this month.
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An already hungry state sees its food crisis deepen

This is what it looks like when one of the hungriest states in the nation experiences an economic crisis of historic proportions, when more than 154,000 Oklahomans have filed unemployment claims and thousands of jobs seemed to vanish overnight at hotels, restaurants and in the oil fields. 
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Florida company allegedly involved in drug trafficking among businesses Oklahoma made coronavirus purchases from

The state sought to obtain millions of dollars in equipment from dozens of businesses, including one Florida company that federal investigators said was involved in international drug trafficking, records show.
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Oklahoma reverses course, releases coronavirus equipment supplier information

State officials ordered N95 respirators from a kiteboarding company in California called Wind Over Water Kiteboarding. They found respirators at an industrial hemp company based in Utah, Green Rock Hemp Holdings, LLC..
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Mistaken as a COVID-19 death, Bartlesville woman still yet to figure out source of confusion

Miranda Patterson, 24, recovered from the coronavirus in April. But she learned earlier this week that she'd been identified as a virus-related death for nearly a month.
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Oklahoma spends millions on coronavirus purchases, but won’t say who it’s done business with

As Oklahoma scrambled to secure face masks and other life-saving equipment to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, the state issued orders totaling around $80 million to businesses it has refused to disclose to the public.
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