More than 50 deaths, including 5 reported Monday, have been linked to the coronavirus COVID-19 in Oklahoma as the number of cases continued to rise, but at a reduced rate, according to the latest numbers from the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Oklahoma Blood Institute is looking for plasma donors who have recovered from COVID-19 in hopes of treating patients who have contracted the virus.
A recruiting trip took Steve Henson to Sunrise Christian Academy, a college preparatory school based in Bel Aire, Kansas, during the spring of 2011. And Henson, then an assistant coach under Oklahoma’s newly hired head coach Lon Kruger, returned from the visit with good and bad news.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When Stillwater Medical Center put out the call for people with sewing skills to donate cloth masks, Oklahoma State University student Abbi Nicholas was one of those who answered, putting her sewing skills and the stockpile of fabric her mom bought decades ago at the Cottontail Originals warehouse liquidation to good use.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma has topped 1,000, with an additional four deaths connected to the virus for a total of 42 deaths in the state, according to the latest report from the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Cherokee County recorded its first death from COVID-19 on Friday, April 3, and Tahlequah Mayor Sue Catron fears the city's medical facilities won't have enough personal protective equipment to deal with the inevitable uptick in numbers.
The distinction may be a fine one, but for those laser-focused on maintaining civil liberties during this pandemic, it's an important one. And it has to do with subtleties in the law.
Mobile Meals of Chickasha has catered to the community for over 30 years. Amid struggles protecting their clients and volunteers during the global pandemic, members of the community stepped forward to serve.
A digital revolution for some schools, graduation day, at least for now, is going to be the real deal for Oklahoma State University's Stillwater campus students.
Garfield, Grant, Kingfisher and Major counties all reported new cases of COVID-19, as the official total of positive test results nears 1,000 in Oklahoma, according to the state health department on Friday, April 3, 2020.
One more Cleveland County resident has died in relation to COVID-19 as the official county case total has risen by nine cases in the last day.
State Rep. Matt Meredith, D-Tahlequah, sat down with representatives of Bank of Cherokee County Thursday, April 2, for a Facebook Live video to discuss ways small businesses can survive the COVID-19 outbreak.
It’s tempting to view this as a temporary situation, that will pass as the virus passes. But, that is a comfortable lie. The grocery clerk, the trash truck driver, the nurse, delivery driver and factory worker — these always have been essential to our society, our economy and our way of life.
Archbishop Paul Coakley issued the call to prayer March 31, asking the church’s “lay faithful” to join him in an online prayer service, 3 p.m. April 5, Palm Sunday. The service will be live-streamed at https://www.archokc.org/live.
The Virtual Spring BioBlitz!, hosted by Oklahoma Biological Survey, captures nature sightings throughout the month of April and highlights Oklahoma’s natural diversity.
We must fight the urge to become complacent. This is not a time to ignore our faith. This is a time to be more deliberate than ever, and to step out in prayer when we cannot step out in body.
Tahlequah Police Chief Nate King said his department is going to use "selective force" and limit contact with "offenders" who ignore the city's stepped-up "shelter in place" order.
Muskogee County Health Department will provide drive-thru testing for COVID-19 in Honor Heights Park on Monday morning and afternoon, said MCHD Regional Director Jill Larcade.
Melony Carey was elated when she found out that the Founders' Place Historic District in Muskogee will be listed in the National Register of Historic Places. As a president and resident of Founders' Place, Carey had twice as many reasons to smile.
A local stage backdrop manufacturer has retooled operations and started making face shields for hospitals and Norman Regional Health System is currently evaluating them.
A local car dealership says it has been the sole target of Norman’s new restrictions and fine schedule after the general manager said he received two citations while competitors have remained open.
Dionnah Jackson is not a member of The Transcript’s all-time Sooner women’s team just because the great Stacey Dales, senior point guard on Oklahoma’s 2002 national runner-up squad, believes this about her.
Thursday morning Chamber President and CEO Chris Deal was joined by Councilwoman and United Way Chairperson Patty Wininger along with United Way Executive Director Helen Stewart for the daily virtual chamber hour to discuss opportunities for those needing assistance amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Practicing simple acts of kindness everyday” is a good motto to live by. One company is doing just that as they flooded the school district with food deliveries from their local supply chain.
Duncan City Council hosted a special meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday to approve an ordinance which will allow for the enforcement of Oklahoma executive orders or declarations of a state of local emergency.
Forgotten Ministries, 1714 S. 4th, is offering evening meals for anyone in need. The ministry has set up three ways for people to receive food at the facility.
Cherokee County officials said public shelters will be open if severe weather occurs, even during the COVID-19 outbreak with "shelter at home" orders in place.
The parking lots at Walmart and Lowe's for instance, are jammed. Make sure your trips are strictly out of necessity, not just an excuse to get yourself (and the kids) out of the house.
A letter from District Attorney Jason Hicks has declared an officer-involved shooting in Stephens County dating back to late January 2020 was justified.
With many non-essential businesses closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Americans with the greatest strain on their wallets might be college students, who normally work part-time jobs to help pay for tuition and make loan payments.
With Tahlequah having two hospitals, it is home to many health care workers - and many are putting their lives on the line during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lindsey Johnson, 33, is a full-time registered nurse who works nights in the Northeastern Health System emergency room.
Some readers have asked for a reprieve from some of the "bad news" inherent to the COVID-19 pandemic. They want something positive to read. And while finding a silver lining in this cloud is difficult, it's not impossible – especially with the help of others in the community.
Presidential primary elections and caucuses have evolved over time in the U.S. to become the way in which candidates compete for the nomination to become president, and if you consider that primary elections didn’t even come into general usage until the 20th century, we are really looking at a relatively recent system that has undergone various rule changes by the parties.
Three more cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Northwest Oklahoma, while the state's overall count rose by 22% in a day to 879, with four additional deaths, according to the state health department on Thursday, April 2, 2020.
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Joy Marie Nichols went to be with her Heavenly Father on March 31 2020. She is preceded in death by her husband Albert Nichols Jr. And her parents Ambrose and Mandy Lee. She is survived by her daughter Donna Killingsworth of Claremore Ok; son Joe Nichols and wife LaDonna of Owasso Ok; Grandc…
Pansy Kathaleen Garner, 53, passed away on Tuesday, March 30th, surrounded by her family. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, she was the daughter of Billie Kay Rigotti and Bill Garner. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and a devoted grandmother to her five gra…
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