Officials health Oklahoma COVID-record number of 19 cases reported in the state this week, three weeks after President Donald Trump a controversial event in Tulsa, Oklahoma, instead. June 20 On Saturday, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reported 687 new-COVID 19 cases have been confirmed in the last 24 hours. It was the second highest increase coming after 858 confirmed cases Tuesday, according to the Oklahoman. As of Saturday afternoon ET, Oklahoma has had at least 19,779 confirmed cases of the virus in OSDH. According to a reporter for the local news station KOCO 5, the average seven-day-COVID 19 cases, almost six times as much as it was in early April. Officials also reported five new deaths COVID-19 on Saturday. E ‘state within a state confirmed with the virus at least 421 deaths in total in OSDH. Oklahoma began in late April to open its economy and the stage came three first of June. Retail stores, restaurants, bars and places of entertainment are open under certain guidelines. The wave of new cases comes just weeks after President Trump a campaign rally at an indoor arena in Tulsa where many of the participants allegedly did not wear masks. The event has been criticized as unsafe and a local newspaper published an editorial, the President asked not to follow the rally. On the day of the event it was announced that six employees at the campaign level Trump for the crown were positive. In the following weeks, Tulsa County has seen a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the area. As of Saturday afternoon ET the county has at least 5,005 confirmed cases of the Tulsa Health Department. On Wednesday, Dr. Bruce Dart, director of the Tulsa Health Department, said the rally and subsequent protests of the president “probably contributed” to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the county to the Associated Press. “In recent days we have seen almost 500 new cases, and we had the biggest events, rather than two weeks, leaving more I think we just connect the dots,” Dart said on Wednesday, according to the AP. The Trump campaign please do not have time to respond immediately comment. But Trump spokesman Tim Murtaugh of AP campaign that the campaign has taken many measures to keep the participants of the rally. “There was virtually no talk about health care sacked as thousands rioted and protested in the streets and in the media reported that did not result in crown cases to an increase,” Murtaugh said in a statement to the AP on Wednesday. “Meanwhile, the rally of the president 18 days ago was, all the participants had checked his temperature, each mask was provided and there was plenty of hand sanitizer for everyone … It ‘obvious that the concern media begins on large gatherings and ends with Trump rallies. “a week after the rally, the Washington Post reported that the Trump campaign was during the event to promote social distancing from thousands of arena adhesives instead. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut on Tuesday announced that all visitors coming to Oklahoma within 14 days should be quarantined.