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Oklahoma reports 13 additional coronavirus deaths, more than 1,000 brand-new positive cases

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JASON: THE DIRECTOR OF THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION SAYS THE NEW GUIDELINES MEANT TO HELP SCHOOLS REOPEN, NOT KEEP ENCLOSED. MAGGIE: DR. REDFIELD ONCE United States FOR THE LATEST ON THE CDC GUIDELINES FOR SCHOOLS, MASK MANDATES, AND THE OUTLOOK FOR A VACCINE. GREAT MORNING TO YOU, SIR. DR. REDFIELD: GOOD MORNING. THANKS FOR HAVING ME. MAGGIE: OKLAHOMAS LARGEST SCHOOL DISTRICT IS NOW AN ONLINE CHARTER SCHOOL, AS THOUSANDS OF OKLAHOMA FAMILIES ARE CHOOSING THIS VIRTUAL OPTION AMID THE PANDEMIC. OTHER DISTRICTS IN OUR STATE ARE DELAYING THE START OF SCHOOL OR STARTING THE SEMESTER ONLINE. PLAINLY, FAMILIES AND SCHOOLS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT RETURNING TO LEARN IN PERSON. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? DR. REDFIELD: I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE SET THE GOAL LINE TO GET THE K-12S BACK INTO FACE-TO-FACE LEARNING. WE LOOK AT THE PUBLIC HEALTH OF THE K-12S, THERE REALLY IS A PUBLIC HEALTH CONSEQUENT OF HAVING THESE SCHOOLS CLOSED. THAT SAID, IT IS GOING TO BE IMPORTANT THAT WE DO IT SAFELY AND SENSIBLY. EACH OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO LOOK AT THE GUIDANCE WE PROVIDE AND TRY TO SEE HOW THEY CAN CONVERT THAT INTO A PRACTICAL REOPENING OF THEIR SCHOOLS. ONCE AGAIN, I JUST WANT TO EMPHASIZE THE GOAL LINE SHOULD BE TO TRY TO GET BACK TO FACE-TO-FACE LEARNING ONE STEP AT A TIME. JASON: HERE IN OKLAHOMA, IT HAS BEEN WELL DOCUMENTED THAT UNDERFUNDING OF SCHOOLS IS AN ISSUE. NOT EVERYONE HAS EQUAL ACCESS TO RESOURCES. ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT LOWER INCOME SCHOOLS NOT HAVING THE INFRA-STRUCTURE AND RESOURCES TO SAFELY REOPEN AND WELCOME THOSE TO BACK– THOSE STUDENTS BACK? DR. REDFIELD: I AM CONCERNED ABOUT THOSE SCHOOLS HAVING THE RESOURCES TO HAVE QUALITY OUT OF CLASS LEARNING, IN TERMS OF HOME LEARNING, ETC. OBVIOUSLY FOR BOTH REASONS, I THINK IT IS GOOD THAT THE NEXT BILL IS GOING TO HAVE SOME ADDITIONAL MONEY IN IT TO SCHOOL TO TRY TO MAKE SURE THE INFRASTRUCTURE THAT IS WIRED FOR SAY CASH FOR SAFELY– INFRASTRUCTURE THAT IS REQUIRED FOR SAFELY REOPENING SCHOOLS, BUT ALSO THAT THERE IS ADEQUATE RESOURCES, PARTICULARLY FOR THE DISADVANTAGED, TO GETTING QUALITY LEARNING EXPERIENCE. JASON: A PERSON TWEETED THREATS– THE PRESIDENT TWEETED THREATS TO WITHHOLD FUNDING FROM SCHOOLS THAT DID NOT REOPEN. WE HEAR EVERYDAY FEARS ABOUT BEING RETURNED TO THE CLASSROOM. IS THERE UNDUE PRESSURE BEING PUT ON THEM TO RETURN TO THE CLASSROOM? ALEX: IT IS IMPORTANT THAT EACH– DR. REDFIELD: IT IS IMPORT THAT EACH LOCAL JURISDICTION LOOK AT HOW BEST TO PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES FOR THE STUDENTS THEY SERVE. IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT THAT IN THE PROCESS, IT IS A SERIOUS ATTEMPT TO MAKE SURE WE PROTECT THE VULNERABLE, THOSE TEACHERS THAT HAVE COMORBIDITIES, BUT ALSO THOSE CHILDREN THAT MAY HAVE COMORBIDITIES I HAVE A GRANDSON, ONE OF MY 11 GRANDCHILDREN HAS CYSTIC FIBROSIS, SO SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS ARE GOING TO NEED TO BE MADE. I THINK THE KEY IS THAT WE NEED TO REOPEN THESE SCHOOLS SAFELY AND SENSIBLY. RECOGNIZE THAT THE GOAL LINE IS TO GET THE K-12 SPEC TO FACE-TO-FACE LEARNING. MAGGIE: WHEN DO YOU EXPECT A VACCINE, AND WITH A VACCINE, HOW LONG THE EVENTS WE WILL BE PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING, WEARING MASKS, AND THOSE KINDS OF THINGS? DR. REDFIELD: IT IS CLEAR THAT SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WEARING OF FACE MASKS NOW IS GO. WE ARE NOT DEFENSELESS AGAINST THIS VIRUS. THIS IS A POWERFUL WEAPON THAT WE HAVE, WEARING A FACE MASK, SOCIAL DISTANCING, WASHING OUR HANDS, STAYING OUT OF CROWDED PLACES, STAYING OUT OF INDOOR RESTAURANTS THAT ARE CROWDED. OBVIOUSLY, BARS. WE CAN BRING THIS OUTBREAK REALLY UNDER CONTROL if WE PRACTICE THOSE THINGS. THAT SAID, THE COUNTERMEASURES OF A VACCINE IS ON THE HORIZON. YOU HEARD THIS WEEK WE HAD TWO LARGE FACE THREE TRIALS BEGIN. NEXT WEEK I THINK THERE WILL BE A THIRD. WE ARE ON A VERY RAPID PACE TO BEGIN A VACCINE. I THINK IT IS REASONABLE THAT WE MAY HAVE AN APPROVED VACCINE BEFORE THE END OF THIS YEAR, AND THEN OBVIOUSLY WE WILL HAVE TO BEGIN TO SEE HOW THAT VACCINE CAN BE EXPANDED AND DISTRIBUTED TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC OVER THE FIRST QUARTER, SECOND QUARTER OF NEXT HER. JASON: THE NEWS OF THAT VACCINE IS GOOD HERE. WANT TO GO BACK TO WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT MASKS. THERE HAVE BEEN A NUMBER OF POLES SHOWING MAJORITY OF AMERICANS ARE IN SUPPORT. ONE SAID 72% OF AMERICANS SUPPORT MASKS. QUINNIPIAC SAID 80% OF TEXANS APPROVED, 79% OF FLORIDIANS APPROVED. WITH ALL OF THIS APPROVAL, WHY NOT RECOMMEND A MASS MANDATE? DR. REDFIELD: I WANT TO BE VERY HERE, MASKS WORK. THEY ARE REALLY IMPORTANT AND OUR MOST POWERFUL WEAPON AGAINST THIS VIRUS. THIS OUTBREAK WOULD BE REALLY UNDER CONTROL if WE ALL UNIVERSALLY WORE A FACE MASK FOR 12 WEEKS. WHEN IT HAS TO GO THROUGH MY FACE COVERING IN YOUR FACE COVERING, the VIRUS CANT EFFECTIVELY TRANSMIT ITSELF. THE OTHER ISSUE ON WHETHER THERE IS MANDATE OR NOT MANDATE, DIFFERENT GOVERNORS HAVE CHOSEN TO MANDATE. OTHERS HAVE NOT CHOSEN. I AM NOT SURE THAT MANDATES MAKE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE MORE LIKELY TO USE MASKS. I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO WORK TO GET ALL AMERICANS TO ACCEPT WEARING A FACE COVERING AS THEIR VERY IMPORTANT RESPONSIBILITY. I AM HER MINDED WHEN PRESIDENT KENNEDY SAID DONT ASK WHAT YOUR COUNTRY CAN DO FOR YOU, ASK WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR COUNTRY. I NEED EVERYBODY RIGHT NOW IN THE WAR AGAINST THIS CORONAVIRUS, AND WHAT I NEED EVERYBODY TO DO IS TO WEAR A FACE COVERING. IF WE ALL, WE WOULD BE ABLE TO SEE NOT ONLY SCHOOLS REOPEN, WE WOULD SEE SPORTS COME BACK. WE WOULD REALLY BE ABLE TO GET TO WHAT WE USED TO REALIZE, BUT MASKS ARE NOT GOING TO WORK IF 50% OR 75% OR 85% OF United States WEAR THEM. THIS IS AN INTERVENTION WE ALL NEED TO DO TOGETHER, AND I CALL ON ALL OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO EMBRACE THE FACE MASK THE POWERFUL WEAPON IT IS AGAINST THIS ENDEMIC. MAGGIE: WHAT IS THE PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE THAT NEED TO BE INOCULATED TO STOP THE SPREAD? DR. REDFIELD: YOU KNOW, IN GENERAL, WHEN WE ARE LOOKING AT HERD IMMUNITY, WE RELATE SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 70% AND 85% OF THE POPULATION TO REALLY BE IMMUNE TO THE VIRUS FOR THE SPREAD OF THIS VIRUS TO REALLY BE UNDER CONTROL. RIGHT NOW, PROBABLY ON THE ORDER OF SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 6% PAY SENT– 6% TO 8% HAS BEEN INFECTED WITH THIS VIRUS. BUT I HAVE BEEN IN VACCINE DEVELOPMENT FOR MORE THAN YEARS IN MY CAREER, AND I HAVE NEVER SEEN VACCINE DEVELOPMENT FORWARD MORE FULLY– MORE PURPOSEFULLY AND MORE EFFECTIVELY WITH A GOVERNMENT PRIVATE SECTOR PARTNERSHIP THAT I AM WITNESSING NOW UNDER THIS OPERATION SPEED– OPERATION WARP SPEED. WHO WOULD BELIEVE WITHIN FOUR MONTHS, WE NOW HAVE TWO PHASE THREE TRIALS THAT ARE OPERATIONAL TO PROVE EFFICACY, AND SOON WE WILL HAVE A THIRD? THERES HIGH PROBABILITY THAT IF THESE SEEN ARE THE RIGHT ONES, THAT WE WILL HAVE EVIDENCE TO SHOW THEY ARE SAFE AND THEY WORK BEFORE THE END OF OCTOBER, BEGINNING OF NOVEMBER, WITH THE POTENTIAL TO HAVE A VACCINE AVAILABLE, PARTICULARLY FOR THOSE AT HIGHEST RISK EITHER BECAUSE OF THEIR VULNERABILITY OR THE JOBS THAT THEY DO, SO WE CAN BEGIN TO ADD THAT VACCINE TO OUR COUNTERMEASURES. IT SHOULD NOT UNDERESTIMATE WHAT WE HAVE TODAY, AND IM GOING TO COME BACK TO IT AGAIN. WHAT WE HAVE TODAY IS THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON. VACCINES MAY NOT WORKING EVERYBODY AREA I WILL TELL YOU, I FACE COVERING MY FACE MASK WILL PROTECT YOU AND THOSE AROUND YOU FROM TRANSMISSION OF THIS VIRUS. I AM GOING TO COME BACK TO JUST ASKING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO EMBRACE IT. GET THAT RESPONSE ABILITY. Belong To THE SOLUTION. HELP US GET THROUGH THE NEXT FOUR OR FIVE MONTHS AND GET THIS EPIDEMIC UNDER CONTROL. JASON: WE ARE OUT OF TIME. CDC DIRECTOR ROBERT REDFIELD, THANK YOU FOR JOINING United States AND TALKING ABOUT THE FIGHT AGAINST THIS VIRUS. DR. REDFIE

Oklahoma reports 13 additional coronavirus deaths, more than 1,000 brand-new favorable cases

Upgraded: 12:31 PM CDT Jul 28, 2020

> > CORONAVIRUS MAP OF OKLAHOMA: Check cases by countyThere are 13 additional deaths identified to report. No deaths were recognized in the previous 24 hours, officials said: One in Canadian County, one male in the 65 or older age group. Authorities said there have actually been 2,987 overall hospitalizations, and that 596 individuals are currently hospitalized.According to the health department, 35,98% of those who checked positive are in between the ages of 18 and 35, 21.80% are 36 to 49 years old, 17.59% are 50 to 64 years old, 13.97% are 65 years old or older, 8.34% are 5 to 17 years old and 2.32% are 4 years old or younger.TOTAL CUMULATIVE NUMBER OF CASES BY COUNTY (As of Tuesday, July 28) Adair: 266 cases, 5 deaths Alfalfa: 3 cases Atoka: 58 cases Beaver: 35 cases Beckham: 38 cases Blaine: 34 cases Bryan: 356 cases, 1 death Caddo: 304 cases, 12 deaths Canadian: 913 cases, 5 deaths Carter: 267 cases, 3 deaths Cherokee: 270 cases, 1 death Choctaw: 157 cases, 1 death Cimarron: 1 case Cleveland: 2,209 cases, 42 deaths Coal: 27 cases Comanche: 723 cases, 9 deaths Cotton: 17 cases, 2 deaths Craig: 62 cases Creek: 429 cases, 12 deaths Custer: 162 cases Delaware: 379 cases, 19 deaths Dewey: 6 cases Ellis: 3 cases Garfield: 306 cases, 4 deaths Garvin: 184 cases, 4 deaths Grady: 380 cases, 6 deaths Grant: 10 cases Greer: 79 cases, 7 deaths Harmon: 9 cases Harper: 5 cases Haskell: 29 cases Hughes: 86 cases, 1 death Jackson: 395 cases, 3 deaths Jefferson: 27 cases Johnston: 36 cases Kay: 198 cases, 10 deaths Kingfisher: 88 cases Kiowa: 24 cases, 1 death Latimer: 50 cases, 1 death Le Flore: 157 cases, 1 death Lincoln: 104 cases, 2 deaths Logan: 159 cases, 1 death Love: 63 cases Major: 22 cases, 1 death Marshall: 69 cases Mayes: 257 cases, 5 deaths McClain: 356 cases, 4 deaths McCurtain: 804 cases, 21 deaths McIntosh: 138 cases, 1 death Murray: 53 cases Muskogee: 387 cases, 16 deaths Noble: 74 cases, 2 deaths Nowata: 49 cases, 1 death Okfuskee: 46 cases Oklahoma: 8,274 cases, 92 deaths Okmulgee: 349 cases Osage: 334 cases, 10 deaths Other: 18 cases Ottawa: 297 cases, 2 deaths Pawnee: 112 cases, 3 deaths Payne: 626 cases, 3 deaths Pittsburg: 158 cases, 3 deaths Pontotoc: 155 cases, 2 deaths Pottawatomie: 318 cases, 6 deaths Pushmataha: 78 cases Roger Mills: 7 cases Rogers: 693 cases, 13 deaths Seminole: 165 cases, 5 deaths Sequoyah: 191 cases, 3 deaths Stephens: 156 cases, 1 death Texas: 1,025 cases, 7 deaths Tillman: 47 cases, 1 death Tulsa: 8,177 cases, 93 deaths Wagoner: 631 cases, 21 deaths Washington: 540 cases, 39 deaths Washita: 18 cases Woods: 15 cases Woodward: 28 cases

One in Canadian County, one male in the 65 or older age.
One in Cleveland County, one female in the 65 or older age.
One in Garfield County, one male in the 50 – 64 age group.
One in Kay County, one woman in the 65 or older age group.
One in McCurtain County, one male in the 50 – 64 age group.
2 in Oklahoma County, 2 males in the 65 or older age.
One in Rogers County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
One in Stephens County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
Three in Tulsa County, one female in the 50 – 64 age group and 2 females in the 65 or older age.
One in Wagoner County, one woman in the 65 or older age group.

OKLAHOMA CITY–.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 1,089 brand-new coronavirus cases across the state, bringing the total cumulative variety of the states favorable cases to 33,775.
>> > > CORONAVIRUS MAP OF OKLAHOMA: Check cases by county.

There are 13 extra deaths identified to report. No deaths were identified in the previous 24 hours, officials said:.

According to the health department, there have been 509 coronavirus deaths statewide.
Get the information from Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Authorities likewise reported that 26,363 Oklahomans have recovered from the virus. By Oklahoma health officials meaning, a recovered patient is currently not hospitalized or deceased and it has actually been 14 days after onset/report.
Health officials reported that there were 555,351 overall unfavorable specimens. Officials stated there have actually been 2,987 overall hospitalizations, and that 596 people are currently hospitalized.

❗ NEW: Oklahoma passes 500 recognized coronavirus deaths, with 13 more deaths reported today.
The recognized death toll now stands at 509, with the 7-day average of everyday death reports now at the highest level considering that late April. pic.twitter.com/EQ8FWqMeGy— Dillon Richards (@KOCODillon) July 28, 2020.

> > CORONAVIRUS MAP OF OKLAHOMA: Check cases by countyThere are 13 additional deaths recognized to report. No deaths were identified in the previous 24 hours, authorities stated: One in Canadian County, one male in the 65 or older age group. One in Wagoner County, one female in the 65 or older age group. According to the health department, there have actually been 509 coronavirus deaths statewide.Get the details from Oklahoma State Department of Health.Officials likewise reported that 26,363 Oklahomans have actually recovered from the infection. Authorities said there have been 2,987 overall hospitalizations, and that 596 people are presently hospitalized.According to the health department, 35,98% of those who checked positive are between the ages of 18 and 35, 21.80% are 36 to 49 years old, 17.59% are 50 to 64 years old, 13.97% are 65 years older or old, 8.34% are 5 to 17 years old and 2.32% are 4 years old or younger.TOTAL CUMULATIVE NUMBER OF CASES BY COUNTY (As of Tuesday, July 28) Adair: 266 cases, 5 deaths Alfalfa: 3 cases Atoka: 58 cases Beaver: 35 cases Beckham: 38 cases Blaine: 34 cases Bryan: 356 cases, 1 death Caddo: 304 cases, 12 deaths Canadian: 913 cases, 5 deaths Carter: 267 cases, 3 deaths Cherokee: 270 cases, 1 death Choctaw: 157 cases, 1 death Cimarron: 1 case Cleveland: 2,209 cases, 42 deaths Coal: 27 cases Comanche: 723 cases, 9 deaths Cotton: 17 cases, 2 deaths Craig: 62 cases Creek: 429 cases, 12 deaths Custer: 162 cases Delaware: 379 cases, 19 deaths Dewey: 6 cases Ellis: 3 cases Garfield: 306 cases, 4 deaths Garvin: 184 cases, 4 deaths Grady: 380 cases, 6 deaths Grant: 10 cases Greer: 79 cases, 7 deaths Harmon: 9 cases Harper: 5 cases Haskell: 29 cases Hughes: 86 cases, 1 death Jackson: 395 cases, 3 deaths Jefferson: 27 cases Johnston: 36 cases Kay: 198 cases, 10 deaths Kingfisher: 88 cases Kiowa: 24 cases, 1 death Latimer: 50 cases, 1 death Le Flore: 157 cases, 1 death Lincoln: 104 cases, 2 deaths Logan: 159 cases, 1 death Love: 63 cases Major: 22 cases, 1 death Marshall: 69 cases Mayes: 257 cases, 5 deaths McClain: 356 cases, 4 deaths McCurtain: 804 cases, 21 deaths McIntosh: 138 cases, 1 death Murray: 53 cases Muskogee: 387 cases, 16 deaths Noble: 74 cases, 2 deaths Nowata: 49 cases, 1 death Okfuskee: 46 cases Oklahoma: 8,274 cases, 92 deaths Okmulgee: 349 cases Osage: 334 cases, 10 deaths Other: 18 cases Ottawa: 297 cases, 2 deaths Pawnee: 112 cases, 3 deaths Payne: 626 cases, 3 deaths Pittsburg: 158 cases, 3 deaths Pontotoc: 155 cases, 2 deaths Pottawatomie: 318 cases, 6 deaths Pushmataha: 78 cases Roger Mills: 7 cases Rogers: 693 cases, 13 deaths Seminole: 165 cases, 5 deaths Sequoyah: 191 cases, 3 deaths Stephens: 156 cases, 1 death Texas: 1,025 cases, 7 deaths Tillman: 47 cases, 1 death Tulsa: 8,177 cases, 93 deaths Wagoner: 631 cases, 21 deaths Washington: 540 cases, 39 deaths Washita: 18 cases Woods: 15 cases Woodward: 28 cases

Adair: 266 cases, 5 deaths Alfalfa: 3 cases Atoka: 58 cases Beaver: 35 cases Beckham: 38 cases Blaine: 34 cases Bryan: 356 cases, 1 death Caddo: 304 cases, 12 deaths Canadian: 913 cases, 5 deaths Carter: 267 cases, 3 deaths Cherokee: 270 cases, 1 death Choctaw: 157 cases, 1 death Cimarron: 1 case Cleveland: 2,209 cases, 42 deaths Coal: 27 cases Comanche: 723 cases, 9 deaths Cotton: 17 cases, 2 deaths Craig: 62 cases Creek: 429 cases, 12 deaths Custer: 162 cases Delaware: 379 cases, 19 deaths Dewey: 6 cases Ellis: 3 cases Garfield: 306 cases, 4 deaths Garvin: 184 cases, 4 deaths Grady: 380 cases, 6 deaths Grant: 10 cases Greer: 79 cases, 7 deaths Harmon: 9 cases Harper: 5 cases Haskell: 29 cases Hughes: 86 cases, 1 death Jackson: 395 cases, 3 deaths Jefferson: 27 cases Johnston: 36 cases Kay: 198 cases, 10 deaths Kingfisher: 88 cases Kiowa: 24 cases, 1 death Latimer: 50 cases, 1 death Le Flore: 157 cases, 1 death Lincoln: 104 cases, 2 deaths Logan: 159 cases, 1 death Love: 63 cases Major: 22 cases, 1 death Marshall: 69 cases Mayes: 257 cases, 5 deaths McClain: 356 cases, 4 deaths McCurtain: 804 cases, 21 deaths McIntosh: 138 cases, 1 death Murray: 53 cases Muskogee: 387 cases, 16 deaths Noble: 74 cases, 2 deaths Nowata: 49 cases, 1 death Okfuskee: 46 cases Oklahoma: 8,274 cases, 92 deaths Okmulgee: 349 cases Osage: 334 cases, 10 deaths Other: 18 cases Ottawa: 297 cases, 2 deaths Pawnee: 112 cases, 3 deaths Payne: 626 cases, 3 deaths Pittsburg: 158 cases, 3 deaths Pontotoc: 155 cases, 2 deaths Pottawatomie: 318 cases, 6 deaths Pushmataha: 78 cases Roger Mills: 7 cases Rogers: 693 cases, 13 deaths Seminole: 165 cases, 5 deaths Sequoyah: 191 cases, 3 deaths Stephens: 156 cases, 1 death Texas: 1,025 cases, 7 deaths Tillman: 47 cases, 1 death Tulsa: 8,177 cases, 93 deaths Wagoner: 631 cases, 21 deaths Washington: 540 cases, 39 deaths Washita: 18 cases Woods: 15 cases Woodward: 28 cases.

According to the health department, 35,98% of those who evaluated positive are between the ages of 18 and 35, 21.80% are 36 to 49 years old, 17.59% are 50 to 64 years old, 13.97% are 65 years old or older, 8.34% are 5 to 17 years of ages and 2.32% are 4 years old or younger.
OVERALL CUMULATIVE NUMBER OF CASES BY COUNTY (As of Tuesday, July 28).