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KGWA Local News Monday

CC)--The Enid Mayor and Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday in Study Session and Regular Meeting. According to the Study Session agenda, commissioners will hear a report on the most recent annual auditor’s report on the financial statement on the city and its related authorities, and discuss waterline infrastructure gaps in the city. The Study Session will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Stride Bank Center. During its Regular Meeting the commission is scheduled to hear a Vance Development Authority update; consider the purchase or lease of heavy equipment, and address a number of other business items. The regular meeting will be held Tuesday evening beginning at 6:30 in the Grand Ballroom. Both meetings are open to the public.


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CN)— Seven more virus-related deaths and 1,837 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the state since Sunday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The health department said 39,586 cases are considered active in the state, with 1,866 people currently hospitalized for treatment of the virus. As of Friday, nearly 198,000 vaccine doses have been administered and 310,300 doses have been received by the state. More than 28,400 Oklahomans have completed both inoculations.


COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results





*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date (As of 01/15/21)


*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date (As of 01/15/21)


Acute Care OSDH Licensed Facility Hospitalizations (As of 01/15/21)


Other Types of Facilities Hospitalizations (As of 01/15/21)


Total Cumulative Hospitalizations


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*The total includes laboratory information provided to OSDH at the time of the report. As a result, counts are subject to change. Total counts may not reflect unique individuals. Data Source: Acute Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health. As of 2021-1-18 at 7:00 a.m.


There have been 6371 positive COVID-19 cases, and 51 deaths in Garfield County. 5608 of those cases and 47 deaths have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Kingfisher County has reported 1738 cases, Alfalfa 1043, Major 827, Blaine County is at 801 cases, and Grant 453.


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RM)--District 19 State Sen. Roland Pederson is encouraging Enid area residents to get involved with the state and congressional redistricting process by attending a redistricting town hall meeting Thursday. Once every decade, the Oklahoma Legislature is required by law to redraw its congressional and legislative boundaries to reflect changes in population according to the U.S. Census data. The state Senate town hall will be 6:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Autry Technology Center Lectorium. Those who attend will hear from redistricting experts and learn more about the process. Guests will be given the opportunity to ask questions and provide input. Questions and comments can be sent to For those unable to attend in person, the meeting will be livestreamed and archived for later viewing at For more information about the redistricting process, visit


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CF)--Enid area media including Talk 100.9 KGWA will hold a forum on Jan. 26 for candidates in the city’s Feb. 9 city commission races. All eight candidates in Enid’s regular ward elections have been invited to attend and will answer questions to be submitted by the public and chosen by members of the local media, who also will provide questions of their own. The forum will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of Stride Bank Center and is open to the public. Wards 3, 4 and 6 are up for election next month. A special recall election also will be held Feb. 9, but will not be included in the forum. Tables for participants and chairs for the public will be socially distanced, and face coverings will be required in the ballroom, as following city mandate. The forum will be live-streamed on local media’s social media platforms and broadcast on Talk 100.9 KGWA. The city of Enid will air the debate on social media, as well, and provide it to Suddenlink to later air on Channel 12. Questions from readers can be submitted ahead of the forum on any of the news sites’ social media posts or by email, and are subject to editing.




VP)--The Oklahoma State Department of Health COVID-19 vaccine scheduler portal is now available for pre-registration. The department launched the COVID-19 vaccine scheduler portal to notify Oklahomans when they’re eligible to receive the vaccine and provide more information on how to schedule an appointment. Oklahomans can visit this portal at, but appointment scheduling will not be available until Thursday. Health officials said currently only Oklahomans who are 65 and older, health care workers and/or first responders will be able to schedule appointments. As the state advances in its phased approach to vaccine distribution, the system will notify and allow individuals in additional priority groups and phases the opportunity to schedule their appointment.





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