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KGWA Local News Tuesday

CV)--Two more virus-related deaths and 295 new coronavirus cases have been reported in the state since Monday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. A total of 11,028 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and the total number of deaths went up to 371. A total of 1,288 Oklahomans have been hospitalized due to the virus with 265 patients currently in the hospital. As of today’s report, a total of 284,029 tests have returned negative. This includes state testing and private lab testing since February.


There have been 60 (+5) positive COVID-19 cases in Garfield County. 57 of those cases have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Noble has reported 30 cases, Kingfisher County has reported 20 cases, Blaine County is at 14 cases, Major 8, Grant 2, and Alfalfa 1.


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*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 2020-06-23 at 7:00 a.m.


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FC)--A Waukomis woman was killed was killed in an ATV crash east of Hillsdale late Monday. Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials said 40 year-old Shannon Metzger Kirkhart was pronounced dead at the scene due to internal trunk injuries. Kirkhart was a passenger on a 2013 Artic Cat ATV driven by 43 year-old Kelly Burtrum of Nash. Burtrum was not injured in the crash that occurred at the intersection of Hobart Road and Blaine Road around 10:00 Monday night. According to the report, Burtrum was southbound approaching a T intersection when he looked over his shoulder to speak to Kirkhart. As he looked back he tried to slow and turn left when the ATV left the roadway and rolled. The cause of the crash, which remains under investigation, is listed as “Inattention, Distracted by passenger.”  

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SF)--A forum for candidates of the 2020 Sheriff’s race in Garfield County will be held this evening at the Stride Bank Center beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the grand ballroom. The intent of the forum is to provide the public an opportunity to learn about the candidates, their views on issues, and to get questions answered and concerns addressed.


Audience members will have the opportunity to submit questions in writing at the forum. Questions should be based on relevant issues and must be applicable to all candidates. No personal attacks or biased questions will be accepted. Depending on the number of questions and time constraints, all questions may not be asked. To preserve the neutrality of the forum, no candidate literature or campaign materials will be allowed inside the event. Campaign materials will be available after the event. The forum will be moderated by Pastor Barry Robinson. The forum will be livestreamed on the City of Enid’s Facebook page:


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KO)--United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma will kick off its annual fundraising campaign with a coordinators' luncheon, noon to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Nick Benson Ballroom at Stride Bank Center. RSVP deadline for the luncheon is Monday. Dan Schiedel, executive director of United Way of Enid & Northwest Oklahoma, the event is open to employers, business owners and community leaders who will coordinate efforts in the “United Together” annual campaign. Schiedel said this year's public campaign kickoff event will be combined with the annual United Way golf tournament, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Schiedel said the June 24 luncheon is not a fundraiser, but an organizational event and an opportunity to celebrate the community's charitable giving. United Way of Enid & Northwest Oklahoma has set a goal of raising $800,000 to support its 15 partner agencies through 2021, up from $725,000 last year. Employers will be able to pick up their campaign packets at the luncheon. To RSVP for the luncheon, email or call (580) 237-0821 by close of business on Monday.


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