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CV)--One more virus-related death and 168 new coronavirus cases were reported in the state since Sunday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. A total of 25,433 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and the total number of deaths is 451. While the daily numbers are lower, state health officials said this is due to technical data entry issues and do not reflect real-time data for Sunday and Monday. A total of 2,403 Oklahomans have been hospitalized due to the virus with 604 patients in the hospital as of Friday evening.


There have been 176 positive COVID-19 cases, and two deaths in Garfield County. 161 of those cases have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Noble has reported 59 cases, Kingfisher County has reported 63 cases, Blaine County is at 22 cases, Major 16, Grant 5, and Alfalfa 1.


COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results



Confirmed Positive Cases


*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date (As of 7/17)


*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date (As of 7/17) 


**Currently Hospitalized  (As of 7/17)


Total Cumulative Hospitalizations


Identified 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 2020-07-20 at 7:00 a.m.

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SV)--Enid Police are seeking information about the recent vandalism of a local elementary school. On July 10, officers responded to Hayes Elementary School, 2102 Beverly Dr. in reference to broken windows. Officers located a few broken windows on the northwest side. The windows were double pane and only the first layer of each window was broken. It appeared that the windows had been shot with a bb/pellet gun. The estimated value of the damage to the windows is $1,000.


Anyone having information that will lead to the arrest or prosecution of the crime or any other crime is urged to call Garfield County Crime Stoppers at 580-233-6233, text your tip to “274637” and just type Enid and then your message in the text box, or go to the website, https://www.enid.org/services/police and submit a tip. You can earn a reward up to $1,000.00. You will not be required to testify and will not be identified. For Apple IPhone users you may also go to the IOS app store and download the app called “Enid PD”. For Android users go to the Android App store and download the app called “Enid PD”.


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AC)--Autry Technology Center's first day of the new school year will be August 13th. They will have a detailed Covid-19 Plan as well measures in place. It will feature four color-coded statuses that the school could move into at any time throughout the 2020-2021 school year. The year will begin with Status Green, which includes on campus, hands-on training with in-person instruction, limited social interaction with peers and staff, and modified access to facilities and equipment. As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, updates will be made on the district website, autrytech.edu, and social media pages.


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OC)--Contemporary Christian duo for King&Country will appear in a drive-in concert, 8:00 p.m. Aug. 27 in the parking lot at Chisholm Trail Expo Center on the Garfield County Fairgrounds. Spectra Venue Management, Stride Bank Center and Chisholm Trail Expo Center are teaming up for the drive-in concert experience. Gates will open at 6:00 p.m. and the concert will begin at 8:00. "Amid the current COVID-19 pandemic, drive-in theaters have proven to be a safe, creative way to deliver fans world class entertainment,” said Stride Bank Center General Manager Kevin Boryczki. “We are taking that same concept and turning it into a drive-in concert experience where people who arrive in the same vehicle will be able to enjoy the concert sitting right outside their vehicle, while social distancing from everyone else in attendance.” Ticket prices will be per vehicle, with a maximum of five people per vehicle, and are $160, $210 and $310. Parking will be general admission within the designated price levels. Tickets go on sale to the public 10 a.m. July 24 at stridebankcenter.com, Stride Bank Center Box Office or at 855-TIX-ENID.


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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 enid.okpls.org. 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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