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KGWA Local News Friday


CV)--Two new virus-related deaths were reported and 222 more Oklahomans tested positive for coronavirus since Thursday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. A total of 7,848 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 359 total virus-related deaths have been reported. A total of 1,103 Oklahomans have been hospitalized due to the virus with 154 patients currently in the hospital.


The number of COVID-19 cases increased by 14 (45) in Garfield County today. All of the new cases in Garfield County are in Enid. Health department officials said there have not been any further cases in Garfield county long-term nursing facilities and the local rise in numbers reported today can be attributed to recent tests and contract tracing testing stemming from some previous positive tests.

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results



Confirmed Positive Cases

7,848 (+222)

*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date 


*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date 


**Currently Hospitalized 


Total Cumulative Hospitalizations


Deaths in the Past 24 hours


Total Cumulative Deaths

359 (+2)

*The total includes laboratory information provided to OSDH at the time of the report. Total counts may not reflect unique individuals. Data Source: Acute Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health.
*As of 2020-06-12 at 7:00 a.m.

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FV)--Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt today issued an amended executive order, which allows for visitation to long-term care facilities to resume in a phased approach effective June 15. The guidance contains three phases based on the prevalence of COVID-19 in each facility and its surrounding community, personal protective equipment availability, staffing levels and local hospital capacity, according to the governor’s office. The state is in the process of finalizing a grant program to use CARES Act funding for long-term care facilities to enhance infectious disease prevention and mitigation, according to the governor’s office. Further details and application information will be released in the coming days.

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DA)--An Enid man is facing 20 years to life in prison on a count of first-degree robbery accusing him of stealing an iPhone. Enid News and Eagle reports police found him using the Find My iPhone app. 22 year-old Kallum Eugene Latsos was charged with felony counts of first-degree robbery and possession of firearm after former felony conviction. He also was charged with two misdemeanor counts of threatening to perform an act of violence. He is accused of robbing a man at gunpoint in the 1900 block of East Broadway in the early morning hours of June 5th. Latsos was arrested a short time later in the 2900 block of South Van Buren. Because of five prior felony convictions listed with the charges, he faces 20 years to life in prison on the robbery charge and three to life on the firearm charge.

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CF)--Garfield County Republican Women hosted their annual candidate rally Thursday evening at YWCA Enid. Eight candidates who will be on the June 30 primary ballot attended the forum.  Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, State Representative, State Senate; and Garfield County sheriff each had 10 minutes to present their platform. Attendance was limited to about 35 people, the allowed occupancy of the room according to current restrictions. The event was streamed on the group's Facebook page. The last day to request an absentee ballot for the June 30 primary election is 5:00 p.m. June 23.

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MF)--The 105th annual May Fete, Enid High School’s rite of spring for graduating seniors, will be at 3:15 p.m. Sunday at Government Springs Park. May Fete, usually held the second Tuesday of May, was postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions at the time. Enid Public Schools encourages guests to wear facemasks and to practice social distancing guidelines as recommended by the Center for Disease Control. Seniors will be seated on the east side of the gazebo. Families and friends are invited to find seating to the west and east of the student section.

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