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COVID-19 Update, Nov.15

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COVID-19 vial (copy)

COVID-19 test data is stored in these vials.

On Sunday, the Oklahoma State Department of Health’s COVID-19 dashboard reported 547 active cases in Payne County with 406 coming from Stillwater. Since Wednesday, the dashboard has reported 2 additional COVID-19 related deaths in Payne County.

The recent spike in cases has continued into today’s totals, where the reported active cases in Payne County is larger than it has ever been since students returned to OSU campus.

At the state level, the dashboard reported an increase in active cases to a new total of 27,807 with an additional 12 deaths reported since yesterday. This brings the total death count to 1,528 over the course of the pandemic in Oklahoma.

The University Dashboard reported 449 active cases as of Wednesday, Nov. 11th. The rate of UHS testing has steadily increased over the past month and this week, it returned a 10.9% positivity rate, which is down from last week’s 12%.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and promote public health, the CDC website recommends frequent handwashing, social distancing of at least six feet, and the use of masks. According to the CDC website, COVID-19 can spread even before symptoms show up, so caution is always advised.