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Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt tests positive for coronavirus

USATODAY.com Wednesday, 15 July 2020
Asked whether he may have contracted the virus while attending Trump's rally last month in Tulsa, Stitt said he thought it was "too long ago."
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[NFA] Oklahoma's Republican Governor Kevin Stitt said on Wednesday he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the first time a U.S. state governor has announced they were infected. Colette Luke has more.

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