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KGWA Local News Wednesday

CV)— Nine new virus-related deaths and 670 new coronavirus cases were reported in the state since Tuesday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. A total of 45,398 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and the total number of deaths stands at 627. There are 519 people who are hospitalized with confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19.

 

There have been 512 positive COVID-19 cases, and five deaths in Garfield County. 475 of those cases and all five deaths have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Kingfisher County has reported 139 cases, Blaine County is at 43 cases, Major 35, Grant 16, and Alfalfa 3.

 

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

08.12.20

 

Confirmed Positive Cases

45,398

*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date  

676,709

*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date  

729,940

**Currently Hospitalized 

519

Total Cumulative Hospitalizations

3,842

Identified Deaths in the Past 24 hours

0

Total Cumulative Deaths

627

*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 2020-08-12 at 7:00 a.m.

 

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SB)--The new school year is underway in a number of districts across the area. With all the distractions you have this year don't forget to keep an eye out for the kids. Obey the school zone speed limits, and remember to follow the rules when a school bus has its flashing lights on. If you violate the school zone limit, be prepared to pay. Speeding 10 mph or less over the speed limit in a school zone could result in a $144 fine. Speeding 11 mph or more in a school zone could result in a $244 fine As with speeding in a school zone, passing a stopped school bus with its lights and stop sign active carries a fine of $144. Enid Public Schools will start classes Thursday with in-school instruction for all students that selected that option.

 

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AM)--United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma will host its annual meeting and awards ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 21 in in the Grand Ballroom of Stride Bank Center. The meeting will feature lunch, special presentations, the 2019-20 campaign totals and the announcement from the 2020-21 campaign chairs. Funds raised through the United Way of Enid & Northwest Oklahoma’s campaign go to support 15 nonprofit member agencies. Several individuals will receive special recognition during the Aug. 21 event, including Tocqueville Society Leadership Awards, certificates of recognition and achievements, and the 2020 recipient of the Dick Lambertz Memorial Award. The cost to attend is $35 per person or $300 for a table for eight. Friday is the deadline to RSVP for event. For information and tickets, call Kim at the United Way office at (580) 237-0821 or email kim@unitedwayenid.org.

 

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AS)--Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th, is hosting an art show of Oklahoma-inspired work in multiple media, running through Aug. 19. The show, which is the center’s exhibit gallery, features the work of Jena Kodesh, Cheryl Swanson and Linda Heller. Featured pieces include oil paintings, oil enhanced photographs and three-dimensional pieces, and the art is available for purchase. Visitors to the Heritage Center will need to maintain social distancing throughout the galleries, and are required to wear face masks during their visit. Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For information, call (580) 237-1907 or visit www.csrhc.org.

 

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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. 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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PF)--Spectra Venue Management, Stride Bank Center and the Chisholm Trail Expo Center announced a second drive-in concert experience scheduled August 30 featuring "Outdoor Floyd, A Socially Distanced Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular." The drive-in event will be held in the parking lot at the Chisholm Trail Expo Center. Gates will open at 6:00 p.m. and the concert will begin at 8:00 p.m. Ticket prices will be per vehicle, with a maximum of five people per vehicle, and are $110, $160, $210 and $310. Parking will be general admission within the designated price levels. Tickets go on sale at noon on July 24 at stridebankcenter.com, Stride Bank Center Box Office or at 855-TIX-ENID. The first drive-in concert featuring King&Country will be August 27.

 

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