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Oklahoma COVID-19 death toll tops 1,000

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of deaths in Oklahoma from the illness caused by the new coronavirus topped 1,000, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported Saturday. Health officials said 11 new COVID-19 deaths raised to 1,004 the Oklahoma...

 

Oklahoma coronavirus cases rise by 823

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — There were a reported 823 newly confirmed coronavirus cases in Oklahoma on Sunday, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The department reported 84,333 total virus cases, up from 83,510 reported on Saturday,...

 

Task force: Oklahoma 3rd in U.S. in coronavirus positivity

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma ranks third in the U.S. in positive tests for the coronavirus and sixth in new coronavirus cases, according to the latest report from the White House Coronavirus Task Force. The state had a 9.9% positivity rate last... Full story

 

New Oklahoma coronavirus cases top 1,200; 12 more deaths

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials on Friday reported an increase of 1,276 confirmed new coronavirus cases and 12 additional deaths as they grapple with outbreaks at several state prisons. The latest numbers bring the total number of...

 

Kansas COVID-19 cases jump by 1,300-plus with rural spikes

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas reported Friday that it had more than 1,300 new coronavirus cases over two days, and most of the biggest spikes over the past two weeks occurred in rural counties in the central and western parts of the state. The state...

 

Official: At least 4 more Oklahoma inmates die from COVID-19

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections on Tuesday reported two more inmates have died due to COVID-19, and seven other deaths are possibly the result of the disease caused by the coronavirus. Of the department's nearly 25,000 i...

 

Prison infections push rural towns into weekly coronavirus hotspots

Coronavirus infections at prisons in Vinita and McAlester pushed those areas into the top hotspots of the week in Oklahoma. Other large increases in active coronavirus cases came in Chickasha, Alva and several ZIP codes in the Oklahoma City area,...

 

Oklahoma health officials report increase in rabies

Health officials in Oklahoma report an increase in rabies in Oklahoma with 38 cases thus far in 2020 compared to an average of 36 per year during the previous four years. A rabid bat was found earlier this week near Bell Cow Lake in Chandler, about...

 

Norman City Council requires masks at indoor house parties

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Norman City Council voted to require that masks be worn indoors at house parties if more than 25 people are present to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the college town — a step that angry residents said would...

 

Missouri governor, opponent of mandatory masks, has COVID-19

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican who has steadfastly refused to require residents to wear masks, tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said Wednesday. Parson was tested after his wife, Teresa, tested posi...

 

Reported coronavirus cases in Oklahoma surpass 75,000

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of reported coronavirus cases in Oklahoma surpassed 75,000 on Saturday with 1,237 more cases reported by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The health department said there were 75,804 total cases reported and...

 

Nebraska prisons say 6 more workers test positive for virus

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Six more state corrections employees have tested positive for the coronavirus as the number of cases in the state prison system continues to grow. Three employees at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln and three...

 

Oklahoma coronavirus cases rise by 1,101, two more deaths

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of reported coronavirus cases in Oklahoma increased by 1,101 on Monday, the fifth consecutive daily increase of more than 1,000 reported cases, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The department...

 

Oklahoma governor: No mandate masks despite recommendation

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt reiterated Thursday that he will not issue a statewide mask mandate, despite a recommendation from the White House Coronavirus Task Force. "I've been very clear from the beginning that I believe a...

 

Kansas pauses release of data about coronavirus clusters

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' health department has suspended its reporting on individual businesses and locations where clusters of coronavirus cases have occurred after only a week, saying it wants to make sure the data does not include cases that...

 

Kansas nursing homes waiting on coronavirus testing gear

Nursing homes that don't have the machines and kits need to send their samples to private labs, but some say the prices are impossible to afford long-term. Phillips County Retirement Center got a coronavirus testing machine this month from the U.S. D...

 

The Latest: Oklahoma inmate deaths likely linked to COVID-19

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma State Department of Corrections says two more state prison inmates have died, and the deaths could be linked to COVID-19. The department reported late Monday that one inmate was hospitalized after testing positive for...

 

Wichita area takes tougher stance on face masks, bar curfews

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita area health officials are cracking down on face masks and bar curfews to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Sedgwick County health officer Dr. Garold Minns made compliance mandatory in a new emergency public health...

 

White House task force says Oklahoma 5th in new virus cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma had the fifth-highest rate of newly reported coronavirus cases in the U.S. last week and the White House Coronavirus Task Force is again recommending a statewide mask mandate, according to a report released Wednesday b...

 

Oklahoma's epidemiologist warned of Trump rally deaths

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's former state epidemiologist warned that President Donald Trump's rally in Tulsa in June could lead to as many as nine deaths and 228 new cases of COVID-19, according to documents released Wednesday. The documents...

 

Kansas court hears arguments over "wrongful birth" law

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court seemed worried Wednesday about the proper roles of the Legislature and courts as it wrestled with whether a state statute that prohibits lawsuits based on "wrongful birth" claims is...

 

Plan calls for more testing of people without virus symptoms

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials are considering spending $50 million to dramatically ramp up testing of people who aren't showing obvious signs of the coronavirus. A state task force this week backed Kansas Health Secretary Lee Norman's...

 

Oklahoma reports 1,017 new coronavirus cases, 11 deaths

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials on Saturday reported 1,017 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 11 additional deaths. The latest figures from the Oklahoma State Department of Health bring the total number of confirmed cases to...

 

Oklahoma surpasses 900 reported COVID-19 deaths

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials reported six additional deaths from the coronavirus on Sunday as the state's death toll surpassed 900. The Oklahoma State Department of Health said the state's death toll is now at 905. Health...

 

Oklahoma reports 869 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials on Monday reported 869 new confirmed cases of coronavirus but no new additional deaths from the disease caused by the virus. The latest numbers from the Oklahoma State Department of Health put the...

 

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