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SN)--There was a slight increase in quarantines Wednesday as 343 Enid Public School students and 26 six staff members are in quarantine.  Emerson Middle School saw 17 students go into close-contact quarantine Wednesday after another tested positive. Twenty students but no staff members now are in quarantine at Emerson, while four are in positive-case isolation. Positive case levels for Garfield County rose in Friday’s weekly report from an average 35.80 daily new cases per 100,000 to 49.14, according to OSDH, just under the 50-case mark that Enid and Chisholm public schools’ administrators have said will trigger their districts to enact distance/virtual learning for all students.

 

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CV)—Thirteen new virus-related deaths, including two Garfield County women aged 65 or older, and 771 new confirmed coronavirus cases were reported in the state since Wednesday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. A total of 66,700 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 in confirmed tests and the total number of deaths increased to 876. The health department said 9,293 cases are considered active in the state. A total of 5,318 Oklahomans have been hospitalized due to the virus with 513 Oklahomans currently in the hospital.

 

 

There have been 1227 positive COVID-19 cases, and 16 deaths in Garfield County. 1156 of those cases and 15 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 292 cases, Blaine County is at 92 cases, Major 58, Grant 30, and Alfalfa 20.

 

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

09.10.20

 

Confirmed Positive Cases

66,700

*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date  

895,010

*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date  

973,714

**Currently Hospitalized 

513

Total Cumulative Hospitalizations

5,318

Identified Deaths in the Past 24 hours

1

Total Cumulative Deaths

876

 

*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 2020-09-10 at 7:00 a.m.   

                                         
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NM)--The latest recommendations to Oklahoma from the White House task force on the coronavirus no longer recommends a statewide requirement to wear masks. Instead, the report released Wednesday by the Oklahoma State Department of Health recommends a mask mandate in urban areas and in counties where students and teachers in public schools have tested positive for the virus. Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has said he will not issue a statewide mandate and the state Board of Education has declined to require masks in schools.

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RL)--A warning to local motorists. Last week, Enid Police officers wrote more than 30 citations for running red lights and will continue the enforcement until that number decreases. This week’s enforcement will be focused at the intersection of Garland and Garriott, which a number citizens noted was an area where infractions were far too common. Enid Police remind you to wear your seatbelt, put your full attention on the road and to obey all traffic signals.

 

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VW)--The 4RKids walk this weekend has been moved to a virtual event. It will be live on their Facebook page Saturday morning at 11:00. They will recognize the sponsors and teams. The silent auction will be online Saturday as well.

 

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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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AF)--The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center has opened 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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