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 By Sean Murphy    Regional    July 8, 2020 

Oklahoma reports a new daily record of confirmed COVID cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma hit a new daily record high of confirmed coronavirus cases on Tuesday, with 858 reported in the last 24 hours, health officials said. The Oklahoma State Department of Health also reported five additional deaths from...

 

Oklahoma reports 580 more COVID-19 cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma on Saturday reported an additional 580 cases of the coronavirus. The Oklahoma State Department of Health said that the additional cases bring the state's total number of reported cases to 15,645. The actual number of...

 

Oklahoma reports 283 more COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma on Sunday reported an additional 283 confirmed coronavirus cases. The Oklahoma State Department of Health said that the additional cases bring the state's total to 15,928. The actual number of cases is believed to be...

 

Oklahoma reports 434 new confirmed coronavirus cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials on Monday reported 434 new confirmed coronavirus cases and four additional deaths. The latest cases reported by the Oklahoma State Department of Health bring the total number of confirmed positive...

 
 By KEN MILLER    Regional    July 3, 2020

Official: Too early to tie Trump rally to Tulsa virus cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — It's still too early to directly link a June 20 campaign rally by President Donald Trump to an increase in coronavirus cases in Tulsa County, the director of the Tulsa Health Department said Thursday. The county has reported...

 

Oklahoma reports 526 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma on Friday reported 526 additional cases of the coronavirus and three more deaths. The Oklahoma Department of Health said Friday that the total number of confirmed cases in the state so far is at 15,065 and there have...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    July 3, 2020

Kansas sees worst 2-week COVID-19 spike since pandemic began

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas reported another big increase in confirmed coronavirus cases Friday, capping its worst two-week spike since the pandemic began and coming as a statewide mask mandate from the governor took effect. The state Department of...

 

Oklahoma sets new daily record for COVID-19 cases, with 585

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma set a record daily high for confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, however the governor said the state is a "long ways away" from reintroducing restrictions that could harm the economy. The state added 585 new...

 

Oklahoma City restaurant, bar workers required to wear masks

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Workers at Oklahoma City restaurants and bars will be required to wear masks after the mayor announced new restrictions Wednesday to slow the spread of COVID-19. Mayor David Holt said coronavirus hospitalization and infection...

 
 By Sean Murphy    Regional    July 1, 2020

Oklahoma voters narrowly approve Medicaid expansion

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma voters narrowly decided on Tuesday to expand Medicaid health insurance to tens of thousands low-income residents, becoming the first state to amend its Constitution to do so. With 100% of precincts reporting...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    July 1, 2020

Official suggests Kansas blew chance for coronavirus respite

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' top public health official predicted Wednesday that the state will face steeper increases in coronavirus cases and suggested that it blew its chance for a summer respite from the pandemic by reopening its economy too...

 

Leavenworth hospital closing because of coronavirus costs

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Leavenworth hospital will close this fall because of costs associated with the coronavirus, the hospital owner said. Saint Luke's Cushing Hospital's inpatient unit will close July 17 and the entire hospital will close...

 

Oklahoma reports 299 more COVID-19 cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma reported 299 more cases of the coronavirus on Saturday and seven additional deaths. The Oklahoma Department of Health said there have been at least 12,642 confirmed cases and 384 deaths due to COVID-19, the disease...

 

As cases surge in US, rural areas seeing increases as well

For many states and counties in the U.S., the dark days of the coronavirus pandemic in April unfolded on their television screens, not on their doorsteps. But now, some places that appeared to have avoided the worst are seeing surges of infections,...

 

Confirmed coronavirus cases approach 13,000 in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Oklahoma is nearing 13,000 with more than newly reported cases, the Oklahoma State Department of Health said Sunday The department said there are said there are 12,944 confirmed...

 
 By KEN MILLER    Regional    June 26, 2020

Coronavirus surge in Oklahoma continues with 438 new cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The president of the state medical association on Thursday called for Oklahoma to require that face masks be worn at businesses and in public places, as the state health department reported 438 new coronavirus cases and three...

 
 By KEN MILLER    Regional    June 26, 2020

Oklahoma health officials confirm 395 new coronavirus cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Fair on Friday canceled the heavily attended annual event, citing a surge in confirmed coronavirus cases in the state. The fair announced in a news release that the decision to cancel came after discussions w...

 

Number of coronavirus cases in Kansas jumps by 568

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Kansas jumped by 568, fueled in part by outbreaks in sports practices and tournaments. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Friday that there were now 13,538 cases,...

 

The Latest: Texas surpasses 5,000 virus hospitalizations

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas has surpassed 5,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients for the first time as Gov. Greg Abbott continues a dramatic retreat in his aggressive reopening of America's second-biggest state. In Houston, county officials Friday...

 

Farmers' struggles with mental health increase amid pandemic

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Meg Moynihan knows what it's like to struggle. In 2016 she and her husband, who own an organic dairy farm in Minnesota, found themselves without a processor, which turns farm milk into a consumer product. Their farm was too...

 

Judge: US must free migrant children from family detention

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered the release of children held with their parents in U.S. immigration jails and denounced the Trump administration's prolonged detention of families during the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. District...

 

Virus concerns force cancellation of New Mexico State Fair

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Concerns about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic have forced officials Friday to cancel this year's New Mexico State Fair, making it the latest casualty in a string of other big-ticket events that have been indefinitely...

 

Arkansas reports 678 new COVID-19 cases, 7 more deaths

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Friday reported its largest single-day increase yet in cases of the coronavirus among those who are not in prison, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said. The state is reporting 669 new cases among people in the community and...

 

Reporter at Trump's Tulsa rally tests positive for COVID-19

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A journalist who attended President Donald Trump's rally in Tulsa last week said Friday he has tested positive for COVID-19. Oklahoma Watch reporter Paul Monies said he was notified Friday of his positive diagnosis. "I'm...

 
 By Sean Murphy    Regional    June 24, 2020

Oklahoma City mayor reports 'tsunami of cases' among young

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City's metro area is witnessing an alarming spike in COVID-19 infections among young people that is being driven largely by "super spreader" indoor events like church activities, fitness classes, weddings, funerals...

 

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