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CV)--A total of 1,684 Oklahomans have tested positive for the coronavirus and the total number of virus-related deaths went up to 80, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported today. The number of confirmed cases in Garfield County remains at 5. As of today, a total of 415 patients have been hospitalized. According a report released Wednesday evening, 188 patients were currently hospitalized with 120 in the ICU. Since February, over 20,000 Oklahomans have tested negative for COVID-19.

 

Flu-related deaths in Oklahoma are now up to 83 since Sept. 1, state health officials reported Thursday. This tally is four more than it was reported from last week. So far, 3,455 Oklahomans have been hospitalized due to the flu since the start of the season in Oklahoma. 

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

Positive (In-State)

1,684

Positive (Out-of-State)

2

Negative*

1,519

Total Cumulative Hospitalizations

415

Deaths

80

*Negative testing results are only from the State Public Health Laboratory and do not include private laboratory negative results.

 

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CF)--The statewide candidate filing period is underway. Michael Frisbie, Secretary of the Garfield County Election Board said six people filed for Garfield County offices on Monday. Janelle Sharp* - Court Clerk, Reese Wedel* - County Commissioner District 2, Lorie Legere* - County Clerk, Jody Helm* - Sheriff, Cory Rink – Sheriff, and Dariel Momsen – Sheriff. Sharp, Wedel, Legere and Helm are in incumbents. Filing will continue 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through Friday. Candidates for state offices file with the State Election Board in Oklahoma City. Candidates for county offices file with the Secretary of the County Election Board. For more election-related information, call the County Election Board at 580 237-6016, or visit www.elections.ok.gov.

 

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TS)-The 88th annual Tri-State Music Festival scheduled for April 29 through May 1 has been canceled, according to the festival’s website. The annual music festival, which draws hundreds of students from dozens of schools from around the region, was canceled “due to circumstances beyond our control,” according to the festival’s website. The site asks visitors to join them for next year’s festival. Tri-State has been a fixture in Enid since the 1930s. The festival started at Phillips Band Day in 1932, drawing bands from Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas.

 

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GF)--The Great Salt Plains Health Center in Cherokee received $728,165 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It was funding provided by the CARES Act, which included $1.32 billion in supplemental funding to America’s community health centers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. President Trump signed the bill on March 27th.

 

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VT)--The Garfield County Health Department is continuing free drive thru testing for Covid-19 at their office, 2501 Mercer Drive. Tests are by appointment. Call (580) 233-0650 if you believe you meet the criteria. To be eligible for testing, a person must be 16 or older, currently have a fever of 100.4F or greater, or have a cough or shortness of breath or have been in close contact to a laboratory-confirmed positive case within the last 14 days. 16 and 17 year olds must have parental or guardian consent.

 

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NP)--The Enid Police Department wants you to know you DO NOT NEED PAPERS to travel in Enid or Garfield County. They ask everyone to please help stop to these rumors. If this actually becomes a requirement, we will widely announce it and then follow it up with a generous amount of education and discretion before any actual enforcement even occurs.

 

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DU)--Enid Mayor George Pankonin signed an updated emergency declaration April 7. 

Amendments to the declaration include:

 

  • Section X, Subsection A: Adds quarantine requirements for all persons who have entered Oklahoma by air from an area with substantial community spread.
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  • Section X, Subsection B: Adds exemptions to quarantine requirements for workers coming into the State to perform work in an essential business and those that travel into the State to assist with Emergency Management.
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  • Section XI: Stay at Home Order modified requiring only the individual necessary to perform the essential activity to leave the home and enter an essential business.
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  • Section XIV, Subsection B: CDC recommendations on the use of simple cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g. Grocery Stores or Pharmacies). 
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  • Section XIV, Subsection D, Letter i: Adds measures for faith-based services on the church parking lot where parishioners remain in vehicles and social distancing is maintained. 

The declaration will go into effect on Wednesday, April 8 at 11:59 p.m. The declarations and regulations shall expire at 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2020, unless and until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing. The full emergency declaration can be found on the city website at: www.Enid.org/coronavirus. To stay updated with City information regarding COVID-19, residents should access the city website regularly at: www.Enid.org/coronavirus or on social media at: Facebook.com/cityofenidoklahoma.

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VS)--Oklahoma Blood Institute is looking for plasma donors who have recovered from COVID-19 in hopes of treating patients who have contracted the virus. The experimental effort will be used to "treat seriously ill patients," according to OBI officials. "By creating the only statewide registry of available patients, Oklahoma Blood Institute can ensure local patients receive the donated products and have the best possible chance at fighting the illness," according to a press release. Donors are asked to sign up for Oklahoma’s registry at https://mobile.bio-linked.org. Bio-Linked allows users to submit confidential health and social information via a secure site and to list themselves as potential volunteers for medical research. Once qualified, plasma will be drawn at hospital partner sites, with each donor providing up to three therapeutic plasma doses. To provide convalescent plasma, donors must be eligible to donate blood and meet the criteria below:

 

• Prior diagnosis of COVID-19, documented by a laboratory test;

• Present negative results for COVID-19;

• Symptom-free for 14 days prior to donation.

• If female, either no history of pregnancy or negative for HLA (tissue typing) antibodies.

 

Complete information on donor eligibility from the FDA is available at https://tinyurl.com/FDA-OBI-COVID19.

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MN)--St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center and INTEGRIS Bass Baptist Health Center are still in need of face masks. Home-made face masks can be worn by patients and most staff. If you can help out or have masks to donate, contact the Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce at 580-237-2494. 

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