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Oklahoma Has Reported 687 More Cases Confirmed Cases of the New Coronavirus

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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt demonstrates how easy it is to wear a face mask during a news conference, Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma has reported 687 more cases confirmed cases of the new coronavirus — the second greatest daily increase since tracking of the outbreak began in March.

Saturday's daily count was second only to the record 858 new cases reported Tuesday. The latest rises brings the total of confirmed cases to 19,779 since tracking began in March. Oklahoma authorities say 15,136 patients have recovered.

Health officials also reported five new deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the state’s death toll for the outbreak to 421.