The deaths of two more people from COVID-19 were reported in Oklahoma on Wednesday.

Additionally, 113 new confirmed cases were confirmed, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported.

Since late March, 341 Oklahomans have been confirmed to have died from the disease and 6,805 Oklahomans have been diagnosed with it.

One of the recent deaths occurred in Texas County, where an outbreak linked to a meat packing facility occurred, and the other was in Adair County. Both were men older than 65.

Prevention of COVID-19’s spread remains the overall goal to reduce strain on hospitals and save lives. Prevention methods include social distancing, home isolation, face coverings and enhanced hygiene.

Public health officials started recommending in early April that people wear cloth face coverings to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The recommendation is not to prevent the wearer from contracting the virus but to help prevent the wearer from unknowingly spreading it.

COVID-19 has an incubation period of two days to two weeks, during which time a person may be contagious but not have symptoms.

Social distancing means staying out of group or congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings and maintaining a distance of at least 6 feet from others.


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