Oklahoma’s Governor Kevin Stitt says he has tested positive for the coronavirus, is isolating at home

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FILE – In this May 6, 2020 file photo Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt speaks during a news conference in Oklahoma City. So many people have expressed an interest in attending President Donald Trump’s rally Saturday in Tulsa, that Stitt said he’s asked the campaign to consider a larger, outdoor venue to accommodate them. Stitt said Monday, June 15, 2020 after talking with Trump and Vice President Mike Pence that nearly one million people have requested tickets to the event. Some Trump supporters have already started waiting in line outside the 19,000-seat BOK Center in downtown Tulsa. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, file)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Wednesday that he’s tested positive for the coronavirus and that he is isolating at home.

The first-term Republican governor has backed one of the country’s most aggressive reopening plans, has resisted any statewide mandate on masks and rarely wears one himself.

Stitt attended President Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa last month, which health experts have said likely contributed to a surge in coronavirus cases there.

Oklahoma also has seen a dramatic increase in the number of people testing positive for COVID-19, with nearly 22,000 confirmed positive cases in the state and 428 total deaths.

One of Stitt’s cabinet members, David Ostrowe, tested positive for the coronavirus in March.

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