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COVID-19 update, Sept. 3

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On Sep. 3, Oklahoma’s State Department of Health’s COVID-19 dashboard reported 406 active cases in Payne county with 345 coming from Stillwater.

These new numbers represent a spike of about 50 new cases from Stillwater from yesterday, although no additional deaths were reported either in Stillwater or Payne county.

The dashboard also reported an overall increase in active cases in Oklahoma, for a new total of 8,745. 14 additional deaths were reported across the state. This brings the case count over the course of the pandemic to 61,027 total cases across Oklahoma.

From Thursday Aug. 27 to Thursday Sep. 3, the active cases in Stillwater more than doubled from 147 to 345. No deaths were reported over the course of the week.

Over the same time period the number of positive cases reported on campus went from 49 to 121

If you have been exposed to COVID-19, the Oklahoma Department of Health recommends that you should check for symptoms including fever, shortness of breath, and a cough as well as stay away from public spaces for 14 days.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health also  recommends self-quarantining if you have come into contact with an infected person or if you have been within six feet of an infected person for more than 15 minutes.