As the OU community heads home for Thanksgiving, concluding OU’s in-person classes, COVID-19 cases have been climbing across the state — including in Cleveland County.
Over the past two weeks, OU has recorded 124 positive COVID-19 test results, and Cleveland County and Norman have recorded 1,669 and 896 positives respectively, according to the OU dashboard and the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
“We’re seeing a dramatic increase in the number of cases, broad community transmission of the virus, across the entire state. It’s not limited to Norman and Cleveland County,” said Dr. Dale Bratzler, OU’s chief COVID-19 officer. “If you look at the actual population incidence of the new cases, there are many rural counties that have more than double the rate of new cases that Cleveland County has, and that’s in part because there are a whole bunch of parts of rural Oklahoma that have never implemented any particular