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CV)— Oklahoma health officials say the number of COVID-19 cases has now surpassed 19,000 with nearly 600 new cases reported on Friday. Late this morning, data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health showed that the state has had 19,092 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March. That’s an increase of 596 cases over the past 24 hours, or a 3.2% jump. Officials say six additional deaths have been reported, bringing the total to 416 deaths connected to COVID-19. Currently, officials say there are 487 people who are hospitalized with confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19.


There have been 102 positive COVID-19 cases, and two deaths in Garfield County. 96 of those cases have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Noble has reported 51 cases, Kingfisher County has reported 40 cases, Blaine County is at 21 cases, Major 14, Grant 2, and Alfalfa 1.

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results



Confirmed Positive Cases


*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


*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 2020-07-10 at 7:00 a.m.

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AS)--The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has launched a new COVID-19 alert system that offers the public and local elected officials a clear method to recognize and communicate the current COVID-19 risk level in each county and to guide health behaviors. The Oklahoma COVID-19 Alert System is a four-tiered risk measurement tool with corresponding color categories that identify the current COVID-19 risk level by county. Each color category is based on daily new cases per 100,000 population. The color-coded county map will be updated every Friday as part of the agency’s Situation Media Advisory and will be based on the 7-day rolling average:


  • Green: 0 < 1.43 daily new cases per 100,000 population
  • Yellow: 43 < 14.39 daily new cases per 100,000 population
  • Orange: > 14.39 daily new cases per 100,000 population
  • Red: > 14.39 daily new cases per 100,000 plus one of four additional gates triggered

OSDH will deem a county as in a high-risk phase if the county is reporting more than 14.39 daily new cases per 100,000 and one or more of the four thresholds occur in the State within a given week.  


  • Statewide ICU threshold: Percent of ICU beds available <5% statewide
  • Statewide Medical/Surgical threshold: Percent of medical surgery beds available <5% statewide
  • Statewide Ventilator threshold: Percent of ventilators available <5% statewide
  • Facility PPE threshold: Average days of PPE on hand and available < 5 days statewide

The State will work with local officials in red counties on a remediation plan. The red phase is triggered when additionally assessing statewide health system capacity definitions, assumptions and plans in the Oklahoma Hospital Surge Planning Toolkit and with assessing numbers based on hospitals’ bed capacity at 100%. This status indicates statewide, systemic challenges and pressures on the healthcare system resulting from COVID-19. This new alert system is subject to further revisions. Guidance for each risk category is available for individuals, businesses, high-risk individuals, and children on the COVID-19 dashboard at


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BB)--Enid’s first responders are looking for citizens to support their efforts through blood donation with Oklahoma Blood Institute at the Boots & Badges blood drive on Saturday at Enid Fire Department between 8:00 am and 1:00 pm.  All donors will receive a breakfast burrito and a special-edition Boots & Badges T-shirts. Alan Clepper and KOFM will be there broadcasting from 8:00-10:00. To show your support for the firefighters and law enforcement officers, make an appointment to donate blood at


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BB)--The Stride Bank Center will host the OnPoint Hoops Classic on Saturday. Youth Basketball Skills Camp begins at 2:00 pm. The Women’s All-Stars will take on College Elite at 4:00 pm and the Oklahoma Outlaws will take on the Denton Prowlers at 6:00 pm. Also, don’t miss the dunk contest featuring some of Oklahoma City’s top athletes! Tickets are $25 for floor seats, $10 for adults and $7 for kids. The Youth Skills Camp is free with the purchase of a game ticket. Tickets on sale now at, 855.TIX.ENID or at the Stride Bank Center Box Office.


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LB)--The Enid Public Library, in partnership with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and Loaves & Fishes, will be offering Lunch Bunch each week, Monday through Friday through August 14. Lunches will be served from noon to 1:00 p.m. behind Mercy House (located at 1714 S 4th Street) to anyone up to 18 years old. For more information about this and other programs, visit the library’s website at The Enid Public library is located at 120 W Maine, Enid, OK 73701.



FF)--Senior and low-income residents in the Enid area can receive free electric box fans thanks to a partnership between OG&E, RSVP of Enid, United Way of Enid & Northwest Oklahoma, The Salvation Army of Enid and Stride Bank. Christy Baker, Executive Director of RSVP of Enid said, the partnerships will allow 250 fans to be dispersed to the homes of the area’s most vulnerable.



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