State governors impose restrictions on visitors from the main centers of the epidemic in the United States.
Under Stitt’s order, travelers arriving in Oklahoma from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Washington state and Louisiana must leave for a 14-day self-quarantine. Similar decrees were issued by Texas Governor Greg Abbott and others.
The Oklahoma Department of Health said Sunday that the number of deaths from CAVID-19 in the state rose to 16, one more case than the day before. Currently, 429 cases have been reported in 44 of the state’s 77 counties.
The latest death was a man from Oklahoma County aged 50 to 64, the Health Department said. Fatalities were also reported in Cleveland, Tulsa, Pawnee, Wagoner, Sequoia, and Creek counties.
Counties, where the virus is confirmed, must comply with Stitt’s “Safer at home” Ordinance, which requires businesses that are not engaged in high-priority activities to temporarily stop providing services until April 16.
Food stores will remain open.
In most people, the new virus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as coughing and fever, which pass after two to three weeks. However, in others, especially the elderly and patients with pre-existing health problems, the virus can cause more serious diseases, including pneumonia, and infection can be fatal.