In a Wall Street Journal interview, Trump said: some people at the rally this Saturday he could catch the coronavirus, but he added, “a very small percentage.”
Oklahoma sees a steady increase in the number of newly confirmed cases every day. According to the CNN analysis of Johns Hopkins University data, Oklahoma averaged about 203 new cases per day for the week ended June 17. This figure increased by approximately 110% compared to the previous seven-day period.
As of Thursday morning, Tulsa County currently has the highest number of cases in any county in the state – total 1,825 – Oklahoma State Department of Health. New cases are also climbing in Tulsa County, and the county now sees its highest seven-day average for new cases at 73.9. Tulsa Health Directorate.
“Unfortunately, we continue to put new records on the number of cases reported in Tulsa County,” said Tulsa Health Department director Bruce Dart at a press conference Wednesday. Said.
Dart suggested on Wednesday that the Trump rally was delayed “until it was safer, until the data told us that there was no major concern”.
Tulsa rally has been the first member of the President since the coronavirus closed the country and stopped all face-to-face campaigns.
Local and campaign officials told CNN that more than a million people had RSVP at the rally. A local official participating in the plan said they expected 100,000 people to arrive at the Central Bank of Oklahoma on Saturday. The venue is just under 20,000.
Although the best public health officials of the Trump administration emphasize the importance of both measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, participants will not be asked to wear a social distance or mask.
Two days before the rally took place, the spokesman for the BOK Center said he asked the campaign for Trump to provide a written plan for security measures for the incident.