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Data released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) Sunday indicates Stephens County has added one COVID-19 death over the weekend, bringing the county’s running death toll to 14.

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Column: Earlier this week, I shared the information below directly with DPS staff and parents regarding our plan to transition to digital learning if we must ever close school due to COVID. The stress levels for schools certainly peaked this week, but I think it is important to reassure ever…

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Data released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) Friday indicates Stephens County has added one COVID-19 death to the count, bringing the running death toll to 13.

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Oklahoma’s current trend with new positive cases continues to reflect community transmission, which can be reduced by keeping 6 feet of physical distance from others, wearing face coverings when around individuals from outside the household, avoiding touching your face, and regular hand-washing.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Even as Oklahoma’s governor continues to resist calls to implement a statewide mask mandate, Oklahoma’s lead disease expert said an intensive study of the state’s mask-mandated communities found face covering usage significantly slows the spread of COVID-19.

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Chamber officials announced the cancellation of this year’s Christmas parade in Marlow, which was scheduled for early December, Thursday afternoon. 

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Oklahoma State Department of Health numbers released Thursday indicate another growth in Stephens County’s active COVID-19 case numbers as the area now shows over 300 active cases.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Preparing for the first coronavirus vaccine release later this year, state health officials face unprecedented challenges.

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An announcement from the City of Comanche Tuesday evening indicates Comanche City Hall is closed until further notice after a COVID-19 exposure.

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The number of hospitalizations in Oklahoma due to the coronavirus surpassed 1,400 on Wednesday for a new daily record and the number of total cases increased by more than 3,000, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reported.

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Stephens County’s active case count for COVID-19 shows there are now 259 active cases, down nearly 20 from Monday, according to stats released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH).

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Stopping short of a statewide mask mandate Monday, Oklahoma's governor announced requiring face coverings on state property and said bar and restaurant hours will temporarily be limited in an attempt to slow the surging number of COVID-19 cases.

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Oklahoma’s current trend with new positive cases continues to reflect community transmission, which can be reduced by keeping 6 feet of physical distance from others, wearing face coverings when around individuals from outside the household, avoiding touching your face, and regular hand-washing.

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Duncan City Council chambers appeared fuller than usual Tuesday night, but not for anything on the agenda. The action, instead, took place during public comments, when those for and against a mask mandate addressed the council with their concerns.

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Stephens County breached 1,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the area and recorded a new death Wednesday, according to Oklahoma State Department of Health statistics.

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The number of people hospitalized with confirmed and probable coronavirus in Oklahoma on Wednesday shattered the previous one-day record by nearly 200 and more than 2,100 new cases were reported, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. 

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma should begin receiving doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in early December, public health officials said Tuesday.

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MARLOW — With the rise of COVID-19 cases in the community, the City of Marlow issued a call encouraging the use of masks to slow the spread of the virus.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Pressure to implement a statewide mask mandate for public schools is growing on the state Board of Education as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to worsen.

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Stephens County continued a small upward trend in COVID-19 numbers Tuesday as reports identified there were 989 confirmed cases, nine deaths and 757 recoveries, leaving a total of 223 active cases in the area. 

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma does not need a mask mandate to combat rising COVID-19 case numbers, the state’s top health official said Monday.

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According to Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) statistics released Monday, Nov. 9 with data for Sunday, Stephens County has had a total of 976 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 745 recoveries and nine deaths, leaving a total of 22 active cases in the area.

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Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reported a back log in COVID-19 cases and the transition to a new reporting system Saturday, which showed a dramatic boost in total cases. As of this update, there have been 136,492 cases of COVID-19 reported since the pandemic started. Between Frid…

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Hospitals are poised to bear the brunt of the state’s newly revised medical surge plan if Oklahoma can’t figure out how to slow its growing COVID-19 hospitalization numbers.

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Oklahoma’s current trend with new positive cases continues to reflect community transmission, which can be reduced by keeping 6 feet of physical distance from others, wearing face coverings when around individuals from outside the household, avoiding touching your face, and regular hand-washing.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of new coronavirus cases and related hospitalizations in Oklahoma dropped slightly on Friday from record highs reported a day earlier, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

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Stephens County has had 864 positive cases, nine deaths and 662 recoveries leaving 193 active COVID-19 cases according to data released Wednesday from Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH).

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Oklahoma health officials reported one additional COVID-19 death in Stephens County on Tuesday alongside 21 deaths reported on the state level from the disease caused by the new coronavirus. 

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Oklahoma health officials reported 1,349 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday and eight more deaths from the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

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Bray-Doyle Public Schools announced Saturday elementary and middle school students will transition into distance learning for the next two weeks and high school distance learning will be extended.

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Oklahoma’s current trend with new positive cases continues to reflect community transmission, which can be reduced by keeping 6 feet of physical distance from others, wearing face coverings when around individuals from outside the household, avoiding touching your face, and regular hand-washing.

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According to statistics released Friday from the Oklahoma Department of Health (OSDH), five counties moved from the "orange" risk phase to "yellow" and one county moved from "yellow" to "orange". OSDH continues to closely monitor the statewide hospitalization trends for COVID-19.

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An increase in COVID-19 cases and exposure quarantining will result in Velma-Alma Public Schools moving sixth through 12th grade student to virtual learning as of Monday, Nov. 2.

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A discussion during public comments at the regularly scheduled Duncan City Council saw healthcare leaders ask council members to consider imposing a mask mandate within city limits.

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Stephens County decreased by one active COVID-19 case between Tuesday and Wednesday’s report. The state continues to see a decrease in active COVID-19 cases overall, according to data from Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH).

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Stephens County saw an increase in active COVID-19 cases between Monday and Tuesday after staying relatively flat from the end of the weekend into the beginning of this week. The state, however, has seen a decrease in active COVID-19 cases overall, according to data from Oklahoma State Depar…

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