Washington: A sudden surge in the number of Covid-19 cases has been reported in the US city of Tulsa following a campaign on June 20 by US President Donald Trump amid an epidemic. Officials said Wednesday that about 500 new infections were confirmed in two days in the second-largest city in the state of Oklahoma this week, which is too high.
The Tulsa Health Department reported 266 new cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number in the county to 4,571. At the same time, according to Johns Hopkins University, 17,894 cases have been registered in Oklahoma and 452 deaths have occurred. When asked if the cases were not increasing in Tulsa due to the June 20 rally, the officials said that there were many big events here in the last two weeks. My guess is that we can simply connect the dots.
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Trump’s campaign communications director Tim Mutare said the presidential rally was held 18 days ago, all attendees had their temperature checked, everyone was provided with a mask, and there were plenty of hand sanitizers available for everyone. According to the Tulsa Fire Department, about 6,200 people attended the rally held at an indoor arena. At the same time, most people did not wear masks during the rally.