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CV)— One new virus-related death and 713 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 58,733 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and the total number of deaths increased to 800. Health officials said there are 8,749 active cases in the state. A total of 4,218 Oklahomans have been hospitalized due to the virus with 570 Oklahomans currently in the hospital.

 

There have been 895 positive COVID-19 cases, and 11 deaths in Garfield County. 842 of those cases and all 11 deaths have been in Enid. Currently, Garfield County is in a "moderate risk" or Orange Level 2 category as defined by the OSDH. In surrounding counties: Kingfisher County has reported 250 cases, Blaine County is at 70 cases, Major 46, Grant 23, and Alfalfa 12.

 

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

08.31.20

 

Confirmed Positive Cases

58,733

*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date  (As of Aug 28)

806,545

*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date  (As of Aug 28)

874,676

*Currently Hospitalized (As of Aug 28)

570

Total Cumulative Hospitalizations

4,821

Identified Deaths in the Past 24 hours

0

Total Cumulative Deaths

800

 

*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 2020-08-31 at 7:00 a.m.

 

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EQ)--Two earthquakes, including one registering 3.5 magnitude, occurred about 14 miles WSW of Enid this morning. The US Geological Survey reports the 3.5 magnitude quake occurred just after 10:18 a.m., followed by a 2.7 temblor just before 10:40. They were in the area just SE of Meno in Major County.  

 

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MC)--A third person has been charged in connection to the fatal January 31 shooting of an Enid teen during a home invasion in the 1600 block of East Park. 23 year-old Olivia Jaid Hollis-Boegle, of Mooreland, was charged Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Garfield County District Court with second-degree murder in the death of 14-year-old Ezavier Condit. Hollis-Boegle also was charged with felony counts of maintaining a dwelling where drugs are sold, kept or used, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and employing minors in drug crimes. Enid News and Eagle reports Mooreland police found and arrested Hollis-Boegle at a residence in Mooreland about Thursday night. She was booked into Woodward County Jail based on the warrant issued for her arrest when charges were filed. Bond on the warrant has been denied. Hollis-Boegle faces 10 years to life on the murder charge, up to five in prison and a fine on the charge of maintaining a dwelling, up to 10 years in prison on the firearms charge and up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine on the charge of employing minors.

 

 

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MR)--As of Friday Garfield County remained in the orange “moderate risk” category for COVID-19. The state’s weekly risk assessment from the Oklahoma State Department of Health measured average daily cases per 100,000 population in Garfield County at 35.80, which is up over the Aug. 20 trend of 30.65 cases. In Northwest Oklahoma, Alfalfa, Blaine and Kingfisher counties also were in the moderate risk assessment, the second-highest level in the state model. Grant, Major, Woods and Woodward were in the yellow “low risk” assessment.

 

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CC)--The Enid Mayor and Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday in study and regular session. During the study session, the commission will discuss the possible purchase of a downtown property at 401 West Broadway. During the regular meeting, commissioners are scheduled to approve a resolution concerning federal funding related to COVID-19, and address a number of regular business items. Tuesday’s study session will be held at 5:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Stride Bank Center Convention Hall. The regular meeting will follow at 6:30 p.m. Both meetings are open to the public.  

 

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TT)--A local program that works with local youth suffered a major setback last week when a theft of tools occurred, but the program is using the setback as lesson for its students to be resilient. According to Enid News and Eagle, CDSA YouthBuild reported to Enid Police Department Thursday someone stole more than $3,200 worth of tools belonging to the organization within the past week. CDSA YouthBuild provides opportunities for youth to evolve towards success. One of the ways it does that is by teaching them the skills needed to build affordable housing. Items stolen included a compressor, nail guns, skill saws, to include recently purchased drills. According to an Enid Police Department report, sometime between Aug. 21 and 27 someone broke into a trailer parked in the 2700 block of East Cypress belonging to community program. The estimated value of the items taken is $3,290. Anyone who wishes to donate to the YouthBuild program may do so by calling the Non-Profit Center at (580) 242-6131 and ask to speak with someone from YouthBuild. Anyone with information about this or any crime can submit a tip anonymously by calling Garfield County Crime Stoppers at (580) 233-6233, texting 847411, typing EPDTIP and then a message in the text box or going to the website at https://www.enid.org/services/police. Tipsters will not be required to testify nor be identified. Those with information leading to an arrest or prosecution of a crime could earn a reward of up to $1,000.

 

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CT)--Enid Police Department is asking the public for help in its investigation of a theft from a local store. On Aug. 22, officers were dispatched to Atwoods at Garriott and Garland in reference to theft. It was reported man came into the store wearing a black trench coat, black jeans and a ball cap. The man took a $128 game camera and left the store without paying for it. The man was seen on video driving out of the parking lot in a navy blue Grand Marquise. Anyone with information about this or any crime can submit a tip anonymously by calling Garfield County Crime Stoppers at (580) 233-6233, texting 847411, typing EPDTIP and then a message in the text box or going to the website at https://www.enid.org/services/police. Tipsters will not be required to testify nor be identified. Those with information leading to an arrest or prosecution of a crime could earn a reward of up to $1,000.

 

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CW)--Construction is set to begin today on the waterline relocation project along Maple between 11th and 16th. According to the city of Enid, the project will consist of installation of a new waterline along Maple and will impact local traffic sporadically. The project is expected to take about five months to complete.

 

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AF)--On Tuesday, September 1, the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center will open a new exhibit titled American Farmer. The exhibit showcases 45 images selected from the works of photographer Paul Mobley. As he traveled across the United States, Mobley set out to capture the soul of the country’s farm communities by highlighting enduring rural traditions, family, integrity, close connections to the land, and hard work. The resulting images are a series of portraits of farmers in their local settings, exploring how their day-to-day work affects the greater world. American Farmer will be on exhibit at the Heritage Center through October 20. Visitors to the Heritage Center will need to maintain social distancing throughout the galleries, and are required to wear face masks during their visit. The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is located a 507 S. Fourth St. in Enid. For more information, please call 580-237-1907 or visit www.csrhc.org.

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BS)--Oklahoma Blood Institute faces an immediate need for donors of all blood types. All healthy adults are strongly urged to donate blood as soon as possible at their nearest Oklahoma Blood Institute donor center or mobile blood drive. All donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies. Appointments are preferred to help with social distancing, but walk-ins will be accepted as schedules allow. CDC guidelines will be followed at all donor centers and mobile drives. Donors may visit obi.org or call 877-340-8777 to schedule their appointment now at Oklahoma Blood Institute’s Enid donor center located at 301 E. Cherokee.

 

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