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Muscogee (Creek) Nation Hospitals implement COVID-19 triage tents

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Department of Health has introduced emergency management and triage tents at each of its two hospitals, to prepare for an influx of patients that may occur during the COVID-19 crisis. This triage process began March 27 at 7 a.m. in Okmulgee and Okemah. MCN Medical Center and Creek Nation Community Hospital…

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Coronavirus update for Friday, March 27

As of Friday, March 27, there are 322 positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. New counties with cases include Caddo, Cherokee, Choctaw, Latimer and Pittsburg counties. These counties will now be required to come into compliance with Governor Kevin Stitt’s “Safer at Home” executive order that calls for non-essential businesses in counties with COVID-19 cases…

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‘Civil emergency’ declared in Okemah

‘Civil emergency’ declared in Okemah By Ken Childers ONL Editor In response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, a civil emergency has been declared in Okemah. A proclamation declaring the emergency was signed by Mayor Mike Fuller in an emergency meeting of the Okemah City Council held Thursday afternoon at city hall. Here is the gist…

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Pop-up twister destroys two local structures

Pop-up twister destroys two local structures By Ken Childers ONL Editor A tornado touched down briefly last week in the Okemah area, completely destroying two outbuildings and damaging a house. Just before 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 19, a tornado developed south of Interstate 40 and west of N3760 Road. As it moved east-northeast, the…

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Coronavirus update March 25

March 25 update: As of this advisory, there are 164 positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. New counties with cases include Adair, Bryan, Carter, Creek, Delaware, Osage, Pottawatomie and Stephens Counties. There are an additional two deaths, both from Oklahoma County, one male in his 70s and one male in his 40s. The death toll…

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Oklahoma coronavirus cases hit triple digits

The number of COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases is now into the triple digits, and the death toll now stands at three. On Tuesday, the The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 106 cases in 19 counties, but so far no cases have been reported in Okfuskee County or any of its nearby counties.┬áThe spike in the…

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COVID-19 UPDATE FOR MARCH 23

As of Monday, March 23 there are 81 cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. There are no cases in Okfuskee County or its surrounding counties. Below is a county-by-county breakdown: Canadian: 2 Cleveland: 16 Custer: 1 Garvin: 2 Grady: 1 Jackson: 1 Kay: 5 Logan: 1 McClain: 1 Muskogee: 1 Noble: 1 Oklahoma: 29 Pawnee: 3…

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Number of COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma grows to 49

As of Friday, March 20 there are 49 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. There are no cases in Okfuskee County. To date, one Oklahoman has died as a result of complications from the virus. Fifty five-year-old Merle Dry of Tulsa passed away on Wednesday, March 18. Cases by age group 00-04: 2 05-17: 0…

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‘Civil emergency’ declared in Okemah

By Ken Childers ONL Editor In response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, a civil emergency has been declared in Okemah. A proclamation declaring the emergency was signed by Mayor Mike Fuller in an emergency meeting of the Okemah City Council held Thursday afternoon at city hall. In a nutshell, here’s what this entails: Restaurants are…

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SITUATION UPDATE: COVID-19 03/19/2020

* As of this advisory, there are 44 positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. There has been one death attributed to COVID-19, a male in his 50s in Tulsa county. * The OSDH has partnered with 211Oklahoma to provide quick access to the COVID-19 hotline by dialing 2-1-1 from any phone. * There continues to…

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