Oklahoma has joined the list of states where abortions will be prohibited under a ban on elective surgeries during the coronavirus outbreak. Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt on Friday, amended his executive order to specifically prohibit abortions unless necessary to prevent health risks to the mother. The ban as of now, is effective through April 7th, although it could be extended. Last Tuesday, Stitt issued an executive order suspending all elective surgeries and minor medical procedures for 14 days to preserve dwindling supplies of protective equipment such as gloves, masks and face shields. Abortion rights groups immediately denounced Stitt’s proposal. Governors in Texas and Ohio have imposed similar abortion bans. Among all the hype, remember this… for most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, which can include fever and cough but also milder cases of pneumonia, sometimes requiring hospitalization. The risk of death is greater for older adults and people with other health problems. Governor Stitt also announced on Friday that the state had received enough supplies from the federal government to conduct 10,000 tests and that those would be performed at the state health lab and Oklahoma’s two research universities.