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TA)--The 140-foot tree that will be the center piece of “The One” celebration and display this holiday and Christmas season arrived Wednesday evening in downtown Enid. Today a large crane is hoisting it into place on Park Avenue, where a hole has been fitted for it. Guy wires will hold the tree in place. Over the next several weeks, speciality crews will add lower branches to the tree to fill out the bottom section. Then it will be decorated. The tree will be lit during the annual Enid Lights Up the Plains opening night November 26th. For ongoing details, go to facebook.com/TheOneEnid.  

 

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WC)--Oklahoma State Department of Health officials reported four Enid residents were among the weekly COVID-19-related deaths reported on Wednesday. The weekly increase brought the total number of deaths in Garfield County to 157. Of those, 146 have been in Enid, with five in Lahoma, one each in Drummond, Fairmont, Garber, Covington and Waukomis and one not listed by town. Cases in Garfield County increased by 177 over the past week, with 232 considered currently and 96.1% of total cases in the county classified as recovered. Statewide, there have been 456 COVID-19 hospitalizations in the past week. The three-day average hospitalizations in the Northwest Region is 24 with 10 in the ICU. In Wednesday’s report, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center reported it had six confirmed positive COVID-19 patients with two in the ICU, and Integris Bass Baptist Health Center reported 10 patients with four in the ICU.

 

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DF)--Oklahoma Highway Patrol Wednesday reported a Kremlin man died Oct. 1 after being injured in a single-vehicle accident west of Kremlin Sept. 30. 85 year-old Jerry Lee Bowen, 85, died Oct. 1 at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. His cause of death still is under investigation. Bowen was involved in a single-vehicle accident at just after 2:00 p.m. Sept. 30 on Keowee Road near the intersection with Oakwood, about 4.5 miles west of Kremlin. According to the OHP report, Bowen was driving at 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee west on Keowee Road when he went off the road to the left and went up on the guard rail. The vehicle then came to rest on its driver’s side in a creek. The report states Bowen may have had a medical condition that caused the accident. He was initially taken to St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, then transported to OU Medical, where he died the next day.

 

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CV)— Thirty-one more deaths and 1,181 newly 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. Currently, 9,244 Oklahomans are considered active cases in the state, with 775 people currently hospitalized in Oklahoma for treatment of the virus. The seven-day rolling average for new daily cases reported was 1,194.

 

 

Situation Update: COVID-19

Data shown are preliminary and subject to change
as additional information is obtained

 

COVID-19 Cases:

630,693

New Cases

1,181

New Cases 7 day Average

1,194

Active Cases

9,244

CDC/NCHS Provisional Deaths

10,826

 

 

There have been 9849 positive COVID-19 cases, and 157 deaths in Garfield County. 8738 of those cases and 146 deaths have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Kingfisher County has reported 2544 cases, Blaine County is at 1477 cases, Alfalfa 1290, Major 1219, and Grant 690.

 

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HS)--Hospice Circle of Love’s annual fall book sale is this weekend. The sale will be 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday at Hospice Circle of Love’s North Building, 314 S. 3rd. A large variety of mysteries, non-fiction, children’s books, cookbooks, Westerns and more genres of books will be available. Hardback books are $1, and paperbacks 50 cents. Books will be categorized so shoppers can find what they are looking for. In addition to books, patrons can find books on tape, movies and puzzles for sale. All proceeds from the book sale will go toward helping Hospice Circle of Love continue to serve patients who don’t have Medicare or insurance benefit for hospice care at no charge to them or their families.

 

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