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KGWA Local News Tuesday

CN)—88 more virus-related deaths, including four Enid people, and 270 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the state since Monday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. A number of the deaths occurred weeks, if not months ago, but have only been confirmed with today’s report. The health department said 11,637 cases are considered active in the state, with 333 people currently hospitalized for treatment of the virus. The seven-day rolling average for new daily cases reported was 633.


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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 2021-03-09 at 7:00 a.m.


There have been 7621 positive COVID-19 cases, and 82 deaths in Garfield County. 6741 of those cases and 74 deaths have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Kingfisher County has reported 1997 cases, Alfalfa 1149, Blaine County is at 1005 cases, Major 941, and Grant 540.


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PA)--The 87th annual Northwest District Junior Livestock Show wrapped up Monday night with the premium sale auction. Exhibitors, families, friends and other supporters in the community showed up at Chisholm Trail Expo Center for the premium sale, which raised $158,390 for the top exhibitors. Nearly 2,200 animals were exhibited during the show last week by nearly 800 area FFA and 4H students.


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SB)—Enid Public Schools Board of Education Monday night approved details for Enid High School graduation. Enid High School seniors will walk across the stage to receive their diploma on Friday, May 21, at D. Bruce Selby Stadium. However, in the event of rainy weather, the next possible graduation day will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 22, also at the stadium. If that is rained out, the third would be at 7:30 Saturday night. The final option would be at 3:00 p.m. Sunday at the Chisholm Trail Expo Center. In other business Monday the board voted for rubberized floors to be installed in the gyms at Adams, Hayes, Hoover and Monroe elementary schools. Once the work is completed this summer, all of Enid’s elementary schools will have the rubberized floors.


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MC)—Authorities have released additional information about a weekend crash that left a local man hospitalized. Enid Police said 24 year old Triston Haley of Enid was riding a Honda Shadow motorcycle at an unsafe speed Saturday afternoon, when he ran the stop sign at Cleveland and Oklahoma. According to the report, Haley left 95 feet of skid marks before the bike laid over. He then slid 45 feet before hitting a pickup. He was mediflighted to OU Medical Center. No one else was injured in the crash.


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DR)--Authorities said alcohol is blame for the death of a Kingfisher man Monday evening. 51 year old Jesus Esquivel-Carrillo was riding a motorcycle on State Highway 33 about seven miles east of Kingfisher when he departed the roadway, struck a stop sign, and continued into the ditch rolling multiple times. Carrillo was pronounced dead at the scene.


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VA)--Phase Three of Oklahoma’s vaccination plan starts today. The state will now offer appointments to Phase 1, 2, and 3, which means almost everyone is now eligible to get the Covid-19 vaccine. Phase Three includes around 2.5 million Oklahomans. This group includes educational settings outside of PreK – 12, including childcare facilities, early childhood facilities, colleges, universities, and other post-secondary institutions. Phase Three also includes the largest group – all essential businesses. State officials made it clear Phase One and Two are both still open for sign-ups.


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SP)--District officials say Enid Public Schools has seen an increase in student academic growth rates according to the universal reading screener used by the district. Growth in this instance refers to students that are progressing at an appropriate or higher than appropriate rate as compared to assessment norms. EPS saw growth in the following areas: 94% of students in first grade, 81% of second graders, and 100% of third grade students. This academic achievement is compared to the school year 2018-2019 when data showed: 64% in first grade, 65% in second grade, and 69% in third grade.


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