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KGWA Local News Wednesday

CN)—Three Enid women aged 65 or older and a Major County Man aged 65 or older are among the 37 virus-related deaths reported in today’s report from the Oklahoma State Department of Health. In addition, 798 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the state since Tuesday, according to daily numbers released late this morning. 13,587 cases of COVID-19 are considered currently active across Oklahoma, with 647 people currently hospitalized for treatment of the virus. The seven-day rolling average for new Daily cases reported was 736.

 

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

02.24.21

 

Cases

421,010

*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date

3,024,431

*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date

3,418,737

Acute Care OSDH Licensed Facility Hospitalizations

591

Other Types of Facilities Hospitalizations

56

Total Cumulative Hospitalizations

23,768

Total Cumulative Deaths

4,264

 

*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 2021-02-24 at 7:00 a.m.

 

There have been 7539 positive COVID-19 cases, and 74 deaths in Garfield County. 6661 of those cases and 66 deaths have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Kingfisher County has reported 1967 cases, Alfalfa 1140, Blaine County is at 988 cases, Major 936, and Grant 533.

           

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GT)--Enid Police need your help identifying three men who were in the Enid Walmart just before 3:00 p.m. on February 15th. In surveillance video, one of these were seen taking a can of spray paint and spray painting a pole in the hardware department. If you know anything about the incident, call Enid Police at 580-242-7000.

 

 

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CP)—The Enid Public Schools’ Education Celebration sponsored by the Enid Public Schools Education Foundation will be held this afternoon. After being postponed earlier this year, the event, hosted annually to honor the district’s teachers and support professionals of the year, will be held at the EHS gymnasium, located at 611 W. Wabash, at 5:00.

 

In other School related news…Dr. Darrell Floyd will remain as the Enid Public School district superintendent. Floyd's contract was extended for another year this week by the school board. The board voted 6-0 after an executive session for the three-year total contract, from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2024, at an annual salary of $158,468, with no stated increase in salary.

 

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WP)--The City of Enid Engineering Department has scheduled a presentation for interested business owners, property owners, and residents on the waterline construction along East Randolph between North Washington and North 7th Street. The presentation will be held in the Benson Ballroom at the Stride Bank Center at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday and will cover the projects progress and schedule. 

 

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TV)--Teachers and staff at all schools in Garfield County can attend a COVID-19 vaccination event this Saturday. School employees will receive their first shot of the vaccine during appointments between 8:00 a.m. and noon in the former Big Lots location at Oakwood Mall, the site of the county Health Department’s daily vaccination clinic. Enid Public Schools Superintendent Darrell Floyd said the signup portal will be made available later this week to EPS’ 1,100-plus eligible teachers and staff. The Health Department will schedule another pod four weeks later at the mall for county teachers and staff to receive their required second booster shot. Garfield County Health Department staff said enough vaccines are available for this pod, and EPS nurses will assist with administering the shots.

 

Statewide signups to receive the COVID vaccine began Monday for school staff, including teachers, substitutes and any direct-contact employees, as well as Oklahoma residents of any age with comorbidities.

 

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