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KGWA Local News Friday

SC)— The average number of daily new COVID-19 cases over the past seven days in Garfield County rose compared to the week before but stayed under the threshold set to keep in-person classes at Enid Public Schools. There were 47.7 new cases per day, on average, for 100,000 population, the week of Oct. 2 through Thursday in Garfield County, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health's alert map. The county, along with 70 of Oklahoma's 77 counties, remains in the orange, or moderate, risk for the virus, according to OSDH. Last week, Garfield County's daily average was 41.9.


According to the latest report posted by Enid Public Schools, a total of 191 students and staff are currently in COVID-19 close-contact quarantine, and 10 students and staff are in positive-case isolation. Officials with Enid and Chisholm public schools have announced they will offer in-person classes for students as long as the daily average remains below 50 per 100,000 population.


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CS)--The Garfield County Sheriff's Office is investigating a string of recent cattle shootings, and seeking anyone who has information on the shootings. Deputy Kyle Pierce told Enid News and Eagle there have been at least four cattle shootings in recent months: two within the last four months, then two more, on Oct. 1 and Oct. 6, in the 7600 and 5000 blocks of South 90th, in the Fairmont area. Pierce said Major County Sheriff's Office also took a report of a cattle shooting on Oct. 3, but it's unknown if the incidents are related. Anyone with information on these crimes is asked to call Garfield County Sheriff's Office at (580) 237-0244.


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CV)—Six more virus-related deaths and 1,524 new confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in the state since Thursday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The health department said 13,515 cases are considered active in the state, with 749 Oklahomans currently hospitalized for treatment of the virus. A total of 97,088 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 in confirmed tests and the total number of deaths increased to 1,091.So far, 82,482 Oklahomans have recovered from the virus with 1,193 more cases considered recovered since Thursday.



There have been 1992 positive COVID-19 cases, and 22 deaths in Garfield County. 1838 of those cases and all 22 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 436 cases, Blaine County is at 153 cases, Major 113, Alfalfa 84, and Grant 60.


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SO)--Local ministries and nonprofits are seeking participants for a resource fair and a “sleep-out” event Saturday in observation of World Homeless Day. Enid Faith Ways and Holy Cross Enid have scheduled a resource fair and meal from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the parking lot of First United Methodist Church, in the 500 block of West Randolph. After the resource fair and meal, participants will begin Enid's first "Sleep Out" to mimic one night on the street in Enid without shelter. Any church, nonprofit or organization that has resources to assist the unsheltered population is invited to participate in the resource fair. Sponsorship support has been offered from CDSA, First United Methodist Church, Salvation Army of Enid and Enid First Presbyterian Church. Salvation Army of Enid will serve free meals, provided by Enid Faith Ways, Holy Cross, CDSA and First Presbyterian. Sponsorships still are available for the event to help cover the cost of the meal. Participants must be 18 years old or older. To register for Enid Sleep Out, visit



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CF)--Here’s a chance to shop, save and support a good cause. Camp Clearview is hosting a multi-church garage and bake sale. Items include appliances, outdoor furniture, clothing, Christmas items, and much more. The event will be held at Camp Clearview at 3809 South Highway 132, Enid.  This is 2 1/2 miles south of the 412 and 132 junction on the east side of road and is ONLY 9 minutes from Walmart. The sale will be open to the public today from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Proceeds will be used to benefit the campground and its community and ministry outreach.


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