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Oklahoma doctor does not expect session on virus masking

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The president of the Oklahoma Medical Association said Tuesday that talks with Gov. Kevin Stitt show no sign that a special legislative session is in the offing to overturn a law banning schools from requiring masks. "We have...

 

St. Louis mask mandate temporarily on hold; Kansas City sued

St. Louis County residents will not be required to wear masks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic for at least two more weeks, after a judge issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday against a mask mandate that was issued last month. Circuit...

 

Oklahoma virus hospitalizations top 700, 225 in ICU

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Oklahoma has topped 700 for the first time since mid-February, according to reports from the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The department on Friday reported 720...

 

Kansas governor requiring masks for state workers, buildings

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday announced that she's imposing a mask mandate for Kansas state government workers and visitors to state buildings in the wake of a "self-inflicted" surge in new COVID-19 cases fueled by the...

 

Kansas county urges nearly all residents to wear masks again

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Public health officials in one of Kansas' most populous counties are urging nearly every resident to wear a mask in schools and other indoor public spaces because of the faster-spreading COVID-19 delta variant. The...

 

Delta variant fills Kansas hospital beds with COVID patients

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A COVID-19 surge in Kansas fueled by the faster-spreading delta variant is filling up hospital beds in some areas. Four times as many patients with confirmed COVID-19 infections were hospitalized this week as were hospitalized...

 

Oklahoma Democrats want governor to issue emergency order

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Some Democrats in the Oklahoma House of Representatives want Gov. Kevin Stitt to reinstate an emergency declaration as COVID-19 cases rise in the state, something the Republican has said he will not do. "Needs across Oklahoma a...

 

Five things to know about the Delta variant as we head into the fall

Dr. Jennifer Rudd is a veterinarian, researcher and a board certified microbiologist at the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. She teaches veterinary students about infectious diseases and is active in SARS-CoV-2 research. 1. Delta spreads faster...

 
 By Paul Monies    Regional    July 25, 2021

Oklahoma Coronavirus cases, hospitalizations spike again as vaccination efforts stall

Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are spiking again in Oklahoma, just weeks before the start of a school year that was supposed to be a return to normal. The midsummer surge began in the past month and followed the rapid spread of the Delta...

 

The Latest: States scale back virus reports despite surges

OMAHA, Neb. — Several states scaled back their reporting on the coronavirus this month just as cases in the nation tripled. The delta variant of the virus is spreading quickly among the unvaccinated in some states. The shift to weekly instead of...

 

New Oklahoma virus cases top 1,000 for 3rd consecutive day

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of newly reported coronavirus cases in Oklahoma topped 1,000 for a third consecutive day on Friday and the seven-day average of new cases has nearly quintupled in less than a month, according to Oklahoma State...

 
 By JIM SALTER    Regional    July 23, 2021

St. Louis city and county to require masks in some places

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis city and county officials say they will require masks in some public places starting Monday., citing a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases spurred by the delta variant. Masks will be mandatory in indoor public places and...

 

Governors pin hopes on full vaccine approval as cases climb

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As U.S. regulators weigh giving the final stamp of approval for certain COVID-19 vaccines, governors in states hard hit by the pandemic hope the move will help persuade the many holdouts in their states to finally get the...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    July 22, 2021

Kansas health system declining to take patient transfers

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A major Kansas health system is declining to admit patients from other hospitals because it has too few open beds with the faster-spreading delta variant wiping out recent months of progress for the state in containing...

 

Oklahoma health officials plead for residents to vaccinate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A coalition of Oklahoma health officials on Tuesday pleaded with Oklahomans to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as the number of cases and hospitalizations rise in the state. Aaron Wendelboe, an epidemiologist at the University...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    July 21, 2021

Kansas debate heats up over nursing homes' visitor rules

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Families and advocates for the elderly in Kansas argue that with most nursing home residents vaccinated against COVID-19, some facilities' visiting rules need to be relaxed, though the delta variant's spread is making operators...

 

Choctaw Nation reinstates mask mandate at health facilities

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma has reinstated a mask requirement for visitors at tribal health facilities. Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority announced on Facebook Friday that all visitors must wear a mask and placed...

 

Oklahoma daily virus cases continue upward trend

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma reported more than 550 new coronavirus cases Monday as daily cases of the illness continued the upward trend they've charted over the past two weeks. The Oklahoma State Department of Health said the state recorded 557...

 

Trend of rising coronavirus cases reaching central Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An increase in coronavirus cases is reaching central Oklahoma, a coalition of medical professionals in the state said Tuesday. The rise, first reported in northeast Oklahoma in June, has increased positive tests in Oklahoma...

 

Police probing 4 overdose deaths in Wichita since July 5

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police in Wichita are investigating following four suspected drug overdose deaths in the city over a nine-day period this month. The deaths occurred beginning July 5, police said in a news release, and in each case, evidence...

 

Summer setback: COVID deaths and cases rising again globally

COVID-19 deaths and cases are on the rise again globally in a dispiriting setback that is triggering another round of restrictions and dampening hopes for an almost normal summer of fun. The World Health Organization reported Wednesday that deaths...

 

Missouri hospital opens 6th virus ward as variant rages

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Springfield, Missouri, hospital has opened its sixth COVID-19 ward as the delta virus variant rages in the state's southwest region, and St. Louis County and Kansas City health officials also are warning about a sharp...

 

Kansas sees COVID surge as delta variant cases keep rising

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is seeing increasingly larger numbers of new COVID-19 cases and a surge in cases of the faster-spreading delta variant as one Kansas City-area county prepares to launch a new phase of its vaccine lottery. The state...

 

US agrees to $7M settlement in Kansas VA hospital abuse case

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. government has agreed to pay nearly $7 million to settle claims from eight veterans that they were sexually abused by a former physician assistant at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Kansas. The veterans, who served...

 

As New York salutes health workers, Missouri fights a surge

New York held a ticker-tape parade Wednesday for the health care workers and others who helped the city pull through the darkest days of COVID-19, while authorities in Missouri struggled to beat back a surge blamed on the fast-spreading delta...

 

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