Tulsa City Health Official Says Trump Rally 'Likely Contributed' to Surge of New Coronavirus Cases



Trump's rally was held at the Bank of Oklahoma Center in Tulsa, despite concerns about the ongoing pandemic. The 74-year-old president did not wear a face mask. Attendees were required sign a waiver preventing them from suing if they tested positive for the coronavirus afterward.

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Hours before the event, six White House staffers tested positive for the virus, and another two tested positive in the days following the rally.

On Saturday Trump plans to make an appearance at Portsmouth International Airport in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, one of the few states with a declining number of infections in recent weeks. The rally will reportedly take place inside a hangar there, according to CNN, and there will be space for overflow.

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The campaign says there will be "ample access to hand sanitizer" at Saturday's event and it will be giving out protective face masks "that [attendees] are strongly encouraged to wear."

In New Hampshire, there have been 386 deaths and 5,952 confirmed cases of the coronavirus as of Thursday, July 9, according to The New York Times database.

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