WATCH: Gov. Stitt Talks About Reopening Oklahoma, Coronavirus Respnse

Monday, April 27th 2020, 7:43 am
By: News On 6

Governor Kevin Stitt is starting to reopen Oklahoma after lifting some restrictions last week on some businesses.

The governor says his decision is based off of guidance from his Solution Task Force, the State Health Department, and the White House. He says the state increased testing with 17,000 tests performed last week compared to 13,000 the week before and says the total number of positives went down.

"The facts are we have 300 people across the state in hospitals that we built for 4,600. We have plenty of capacity, we've built PPE, we've flattened the curve, so it's time for a measured reopening," said Stitt.

The governor says Oklahomans still need to continue physical distancing... and take extra precautions to contain the spread of the virus.