COVID Cases Decrease In Oklahoma Prisons, But Still Active

Nov 6, 2020

COVID-19 is still circulating in Oklahoma prisons, but case counts are down after a massive spike in infections in late August and early September.

The Department of Corrections reported today there are 109 prisoners and 86 corrections employees infected with the disease.

But the number of prisoners who died after contracting the disease has continued to increase.

The agency reports 29 prisoners have died and 15 were hospitalized.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 4,600 prisoners have caught COVID-19 and 440 corrections employees have been infected.

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