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OKLAHOMA CITY — OU Medicine is one of about 100 facilities selected nationwide to try an experimental, but seemingly promising therapy, to treat seriously ill COVID-19 patients, officials announced Thursday.

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Forty-one percent of households in Oklahoma have completed the nation’s first primarily digital census with one-third of surveys completed online since the count began last week.

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The number of COVID-19 cases jumped by 10% to 1,684 in 24 hours, but only one additional death was reported in the state, bringing that overall total to 80, according to Oklahoma State Department of Health, which is advising the public to only call 911 for "true medical emergencies" during the ongoing pandemic.

Although many movie releases are being pushed back, with some production companies choosing to cut their losses and release some films digitally, Netflix is plugging along.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma continues to parallel the nation in the extraordinary number of initial claims for unemployment insurance as COVID-19 related closures and declines in the oil patch put more people out of work.

The annual music festival, which draws hundreds of students from dozens of schools from around the region, was canceled “due to circumstances beyond our control,” according to the festival’s website.

The most disturbing aspect is that nobody can specifically pinpoint the limitations, or even the nature and scope, of such powers. It doesn't matter if you are a Republican or a Democrat, this should concern you.

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A $2.2 trillion economic stabilization package carved out assistance for municipalities and counties in large metropolitan areas hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic but makes no mention of cities of more moderate size and in rural areas. 

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Norman Mayor Breea Clark announced late Wednesday that she is extending her COVID-19 restrictions from April 14 to April 30, but in a turnaround move she has opened non-essential retail businesses with certain controls. 

Many area residents are having to cook and bake more often at home these days, and that can offer an opportunity to try new foods or make family favorites.

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In a telephone conference hosted April 6 by Congressman Markwayne Mullin, OK-2, he discussed the COVID-19 outbreak and how the federal and state government are navigating what he called "uncharted waters."

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Twelve more Oklahomans have died due to COVID-19, while the number those testing positive rose by 52 for a total of 1,524 in the state since the first official case was reported more than a month ago, according to Oklahoma State Department of Health.

When Oklahoma’s first confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported March 6, there already were hundreds of cases nationwide and hot spots were beginning to emerge in other states. Not considered a priority by the federal government, Oklahoma was issued a minimal amount of the reagents necessary to run a coronavirus test.

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I am sure people who are alone with their kids all day and all night 24/7 are finding it difficult to stay focused and sane. The kids have run out of projects and have read every book in the house and have eaten cookies until they could up-chuck. Not so fun! But we just must stay sheltered in our own homes until this crazy virus comes to an end and we can breathe freely and be among friends.

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❝I couldn’t believe it, honestly. It’s really crazy that happened. It’s a really big blessing for me. It lifts so many burdens off us. We don’t have to pay for college, and I have a job afterwards. I am so thankful for the whole thing.❞ — Oklahoma Bible Academy senior Luke Wells

 

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Legislative leaders locked horns with the governor Tuesday night after their Republican leader unveiled a plan to slash state agency budgets to fill a $450 million shortfall.

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NOC, a public two-year community college, serves 4,200 students on the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater, online and the University Center in Ponca City.

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NORMAN, Okla. — As the candidate filing period opens this week for multiple elected positions in Cleveland County, the local election board is taking social distancing precautions to keep the filing process safe.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Legislature granted the governor unprecedented powers Monday allowing him to suspend any rules and laws necessary during the state’s COVID-19 outbreak for the next 30 days.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal judge ruled Monday that Oklahoma’s governor exceeded his public health emergency authority and ran afoul of the U.S. Constitution by trying to use the COVID-19 crisis to ban abortions in the state.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Governor Kevin Stitt announced the launch of a new volunteer initiative that will connect Oklahomans to volunteer opportunities in their communities, once health professionals determine it is safe and appropriate to do so.

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Wearing a surgical or dust mask in public has been more common in east Asian countries, mainly due to concerns about air pollution according to Oklahoma State University professor Marten Brienen, but it might soon become a familiar sight in the U.S. amid concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Like hospitals across the state, Stillwater Medical Center is following government direction to prepare for an increase in patients as COVID-19 infection rates reach their expected peak in late April.

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Tahlequah Fire Chief Ray Hammons said his department is responding to every call it receives, and the firefighters were prepared for the COVID-19 outbreak.

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The number of COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma reached 1,252 on Sunday, April 5, 2020, with an additional four deaths connected to the virus for a total of 46 deaths in the state, according to the latest report from the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

NORMAN — The United States Environmental Protection Agency foresees an environmental mess as people are more likely to flush wipes and other items as toilet paper has become scarce during coronavirus.

While the symptoms of the coronavirus are well known, including fever, cough and shortness of breath, the mental symptoms are not easily as recognizable, said Lauren Rich, a Muskogee licensed clinical social worker.

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88, Funeral Services will be held on Sat. April 11, 2020 at the First Christian Church at 1:00P.M. Due to current restrictions on gatherings, the service will be immediate family only. A broadcast is available at https://www.facebook.com/ShawandRedingerFuneralHomes/

Diana Gail (Soden) Fields, 76, of Center, TX, entered eternal peace on Sunday April, 5, 2020, at her daughter's, Patti Hughes, home surrounded by her family. Diana was born October 1, 1943, in Los Angeles, California, to Cecil J. Soden Sr. and Agnes M. Peterson. She graduated from Paramount …

,76, of Center, TX, entered eternal peace on Sunday April 5, 2020, surrounded by family. Interment will be held at Powdrill Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas, with James (Joe) Ross presiding.