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An Enid resident was one of 59 COVID-19-related deaths in Oklahoma reported Saturday morning, as the number of cases rose by 779, according to Oklahoma State Department of Health data.

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Four Northwest Oklahoma men — one from Enid and three from Fairview —  were among the 48 statewide COVID-19-related deaths reported Thursday by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is expected to receive 31,500 doses this week of a newly approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine that only requires one dose, making it ideal for people who may have problems making two appointments, state health officials said Monday.

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It took no time at all for Rebecca Molitor to have a shot at getting the COVID-19 vaccine as one of the hundreds who came to Garfield County’s closed pod clinic for school staff on Saturday morning.

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An Enid resident was one of 59 COVID-19-related deaths in Oklahoma reported Saturday morning, as the number of cases rose by 779, according to Oklahoma State Department of Health data.

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Oklahoma reported 867 new COVID-19 cases and 18 additional deaths, one of which was an Enid man, and  48 of Oklahoma’s 77 counties were in the moderate, or “orange,” risk level, down from 62 last week, and 29 counties are in the low, or “yellow,” risk level, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health on Friday.

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Two Enid men, two residents from Hennessey and Kingfisher and two Woodward women were among the 38 COVID-19-related deaths reported by the Oklahoma State Department of Health on Thursday.

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Oklahoma gained 798 new COVID-19 cases and 37 additional deaths, including three Enid women in the 65 and older age group, according to Oklahoma State Department of Health on Wednesday.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine offers strong protection against severe COVID-19, according to an analysis released Wednesday by U.S. regulators that sets the stage for a final decision on a new and easier-to-use shot to help tame the pandemic.

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Due to COVID-19 concerns, the state Department of Corrections has canceled or heavily restricted family visitation since mid-March.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Last week’s winter weather disrupted the state’s plans to give health care workers, first responders and Oklahomans 65-plus their necessary COVID-19 booster vaccination, a top health official said Tuesday.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — COVID-19 vaccine makers told Congress on Tuesday to expect a big jump in the delivery of doses over the coming month, and the companies insist they will be able to provide enough for most Americans to get inoculated by summer.

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FENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The viral pandemic has triggered a cascade of price hikes throughout America's auto industry — a surge that has made both new and used vehicles unaffordable for many.

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Enid Woodring Regional Airport is due to receive $57,162 from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Coronavirus Response Grant Program.

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For weeks after Cindy Pollock began planting tiny flags across her yard — one for each of the more than 1,800 Idahoans killed by COVID-19 — the toll was mostly a number. Until two women she had never met rang her doorbell in tears, seeking a place to mourn the husband and father they had just lost.

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Oklahoma reported 499 new COVID-19 cases and 22 additional deaths on Monday, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

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While the COVID-19 pandemic forced significant changes in everyday life, and forced closure of some small businesses, select eateries in the area weathered the crisis by offering new and different services, and doubling down on diners’ favorites.

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Staff shortages and equipment transition for the relocated Public Health Lab in Stillwater have caused state health officials to outsource certain tests to private labs, and in some cases to a public health lab in Minnesota.

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PORTAGE, Mich. (AP) — President Joe Biden toured a state-of-the art coronavirus vaccine plant Friday, intent on showcasing progress even as extreme winter weather across the U.S. handed his vaccination campaign its first major setback, delaying shipment of about 6 million doses and causing t…

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This week, the COVID-19 Risk Level System shows less Oklahoma counties in the moderate risk level from previous weeks, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health on Friday.

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Under the extended mandate, which commissioners first passed Dec. 1, all ordinance provisions, exemptions and enforcement policies will remain the same until the declaration expires after April 30.

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Oklahoma reported 618 new COVID-19 cases and 23 additional deaths on Thursday, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

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Oklahoma gained 1,078 new COVID-19 cases and 28 deaths, including an Enid man and woman in the 65 and older age group, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health on Wednesday.

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TOKYO (AP) — Japan launched its coronavirus vaccination campaign Wednesday, months after other major economies started giving shots and amid questions about whether the drive would would reach enough people quickly enough to save a Summer Olympics already delayed by the pandemic.

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ENID, Okla. — The Oakwood Mall COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be closed again Tuesday due to inclement weather, according to the Garfield County Health Department.

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The makers of COVID-19 vaccines are figuring out how to tweak their recipes against worrisome virus mutations — and regulators are looking to flu as a blueprint if and when the shots need an update.

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The rumors began almost as soon as the disease itself. Claims that a foreign adversary had unleashed a bioweapon emerged at the fringes of Chinese social media the same day China first reported the outbreak of a mysterious virus.

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ATLANTA — Average daily new coronavirus cases in the United States dipped below 100,000 in recent days for the first time in months, but experts cautioned Sunday that infections remain high and precautions to slow the pandemic must remain in place.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's top aide told Democratic lawmakers that the administration took months to release data revealing how many people living at nursing homes died of COVID-19 because officials “froze” over worries the information was “going to be used against us."

OKLAHOMA CITY — While many state lawmakers say they plan to take the COVID-19 vaccine eventually, dozens reported they have opted out for now despite receiving expedited access.

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The nation’s top public health agency said Friday that in-person schooling can resume safely with masks, social distancing and other strategies, and that vaccination of teachers, while important, is not a prerequisite for reopening.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden met with a bipartisan group of governors and mayors at the White House on Friday as part of his push to give financial relief from the coronavirus pandemic to state and local governments — a clear source of division with Republican lawmakers who view the…

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