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Oklahoma death toll reaches 42 as virus outbreak continues

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Four more people have died in Oklahoma after contracting the coronavirus, bringing the state's death toll to 42, state health officials reported on Saturday. Another 171 Oklahomans have tested positive for the virus as the tota...

 

Virus cluster found at Kansas rehabilitation center

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A cluster of COVID-19 cases has been found at a rehabilitation center in Kansas City, Kansas, where 17 residents and two staff members have tested positive for the virus. Six of those 17 residents at the Riverbend Post-Acute...

 

Kansas nursing home outbreak swells: 1 dead, 25 sickened

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coronavirus cases swelled nearly 15% in one day as an outbreak at a nursing home grew and officials urged people to stay away from each other to control the virus' spread. Health officials reported 552 cases in Kansas on...

 

Parson issues statewide stay-at-home order to curb virus

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Mike Parson issued a statewide stay-at-home order on Friday, meaning Missouri has joined about 40 other states already requiring residents to avoid going out except for essential purposes. The Republican governor's order...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    April 3, 2020

Governor says Kansas could exhaust protective gear next week

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas could run out of personal protective equipment for medical personnel and others dealing directly with the coronavirus pandemic by the middle of next week, Gov. Laura Kelly said Friday, as the state saw its largest spike i...

 

KU med students graduate early to help with pandemic

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — More than 50 University of Kansas medical students are graduating early to participate in a program that will deploy them throughout the state to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. The University of Kansas Medical Center...

 

Can you develop immunity to coronavirus?

OKLAHOMA CITY, March 30, 2020 —As the number of cases of the new coronavirus continue to grow, people who recover are increasingly asking one question: Am I now immune to future infection? The answer, say experts at the Oklahoma Medical Research... Full story

 

Oklahoma surpasses 500 coronavirus cases, with 23 deaths

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's total coronavirus cases surpassed 500 on Tuesday, with 84 new confirmations and six more deaths, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The department said there are at least 565 cases in 47 of the...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    April 1, 2020

Stitt: Up to 6,800 hospital beds needed for virus patients

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma will need up to 6,800 hospital beds to treat coronavirus patients at the peak of the pandemic, Gov. Kevin Stitt said Wednesday. But Stitt acknowledged that scientists and health officers remain unsure when the peak...

 

Officials: 15 people with COVID-19 in Oklahoma have died

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Fifteen people in Oklahoma with coronavirus have died, state health officials said Saturday. The Oklahoma Department of Health says the number of deaths increased from eight the day earlier. Officials said that of the newly... Full story

 

Oklahoma coronavirus cases rise to 429, now 16 deaths

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health on Sunday reported one additional death due to the coronavirus and 52 new cases statewide. There are now 429 confirmed cases in 44 of the state's 77 counties and 16 deaths in seven...

 

More than 50 new Oklahoma coronavirus cases, one new death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 50 new cases of coronavirus and one additional death due to COVID-19 were reported Monday by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. There are now 17 deaths due to the virus and at least 481 cases, the department...

 

Kansas death toll from new coronavirus grows to 9

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — As a statewide stay-at-home order took effect Monday and Kansas' coronavirus death toll grew to nine, President Donald Trump issued a major disaster declaration for the state. Trump's order allows for federal assistance to suppl...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    March 27, 2020

Coronavirus surge in Kansas touches inmates, taxes, pastures

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials are looking for extra hospital beds, releasing jail inmates and bracing for a slump in state tax collections as they add farmers' and ranchers' springtime practice of burning pastures to the list of things to...

 
 By Sean Murphy    Regional    March 27, 2020

Oklahoma governor halts abortions amid virus outbreak

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Abortions will be prohibited in Oklahoma under the state's ban on elective surgeries during the coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Friday. Stitt amended his executive order to specifically prohibit abortions...

 
 By Sean Murphy    Regional    March 27, 2020

Tribal gaming official rejects Oklahoma governor's offer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The state's top Native American gaming official rejected Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt's latest casino gambling offer on Friday and accused the governor of trying to take advantage of the tribes during the coronavirus pandemic.... Full story

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    March 27, 2020

Arkansas bans gatherings of more than 10 to curb virus

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Arkansas is banning indoor and enclosed outdoor social gatherings of more than 10 people, with few exceptions, in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus that has infected at least 335 Arkansans and is blamed for three...

 

Missouri governor mobilizes National Guard for virus fight

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri braced for a surge of coronavirus patients as the number of deaths grew to nine, with the governor mobilizing the state's National Guard and a top St. Louis County official urging recently retired health care workers to re...

 

Kansas coronavirus death toll rises to 4, with 202 cases

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas health officials reported more than 200 confirmed coronavirus cases and a fourth death Friday, and the state's health director said he doesn't expect the spread of the virus to peak until mid- to late April. All four...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    March 27, 2020

Coronavirus surge in Kansas touches inmates, taxes, pastures

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials are looking for extra hospital beds, releasing jail inmates and bracing for a slump in state tax collections as they add farmers' and ranchers' springtime practice of burning pastures to the list of things to...

 

As virus cases surge, Kansas wants people home, feds to act

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' top public health official on Wednesday chided residents looking to "wriggle around" local stay-at-home orders meant to check the spread of the novel coronavirus, and Gov. Laura Kelly said the U.S. government should requ...

 

Virus cases keep climbing in Oklahoma; 3rd death reported

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Cleveland County woman in her 60s has become Oklahoma's third coronavirus-related death, and the number of confirmed cases continues to climb, state health officials said Tuesday. The Oklahoma State Department of Health...

 

Coronavirus cases in Oklahoma increase by four to 53 total

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of coronavirus cases in Oklahoma has risen by four, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported Saturday. The number of positive cases for the virus increased from 49 to 53 while the number of deaths remains at...

 

Second Oklahoma resident dies of COVID-19 as cases increase

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A second person in Oklahoma died of COVID-19 as the number of state residents with the illness caused by the novel coronavirus increased by more than a dozen, health officials said Sunday. The man who died was in his 50s and li...

 

Kansas sees second death from COVID-19 as cases rise

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A second COVID-19 death in Kansas was confirmed Saturday, this one in the Kansas City suburb of Johnson County. State health officials revealed the death in a news release meant to update the number of new coronavirus cases in...

 

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