Stillwater's active COVID-19 cases rise to 101

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Stillwater's COVID-19 cases continue to surge

Stillwater continues to see an unprecedented rise in COVID-19 cases.

After hovering at zero cases for weeks, Oklahoma's official COVID-19 dashboard confirmed on Wednesday that Stillwater's active coronavirus cases have risen to 101.

This new number brings the city's total cases to 130 with 29 recoveries and zero deaths. Stillwater now ranks 12th in total cases for Oklahoma cities.

With the surge in cases prevalent, Stillwater mayor Will Joyce is continuing to encourage safety measures and testing for citizens.

"Payne Co Health is expanding their free testing with an extra drive-in option on Friday morning," Joyce said in a tweet. "This is in addition to the testing they do everyday. No cost, no symptoms necessary, no Dr. referral needed. Just call 405-372-8200 for an appointment."

But it's not just Stillwater seeing surges. Statewide cases hit a record surge Wednesday as 259 new coronavirus cases were reported. There are now 8,904 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. 

Oklahoma state officials are encouraging Oklahomans to wash their hands, stay away from sick individuals and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

The virus is primarily spread from person-to-person with symptoms usually appearing two to 14 days after exposure. The most common symptoms of the coronavirus are fever, cough, and shortness of breath.