Local headlines for Friday, September 11, 2020:


The Cherokee Nation launched new construction and remodeling plans as part of their COVID-19 response plan.

On Tuesday, the nation broke ground on $25 million worth of building and remodeling projects known as Respond, Recover and Rebuild. The eight new facilities and four remodeling projects, located in Vinita, Pryor, Stillwell, Tahlequah and other towns throughout the Nation, will include a PPE manufacturing facility, a food outreach site and a new employee healthcare facility.

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Another state prisoner diagnosed with COVID has died. The man, incarcerated at Joseph Harp Correctional Center in Lexington, was taken to a hospital where he died.

The state medical examiner’s office will determine his cause of death.

This report has been updated to reflect a health department error. One previously reported death from Garfield County has since been removed because that person was a Kansas resident.

Oklahoma health officials reported 12 new deaths on Thursday, bringing the state's total to 875. They are as follows:

Local headlines for Thursday, September 10, 2020:

Oklahoma health officials reported nine new deaths on Wednesday, bringing the state's total to 863. They are as follows:

Local headline for Wednesday, September 9, 2020:

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An Oklahoma prisoner who tested positive for COVID-19 died in a hospital on Saturday. The woman, whose name has not been released, was admitted to the hospital with COVID symptoms.

She was incarcerated at Eddie Warrior Correctional Center which had 713 positive COVID cases as of Friday.

According to a Department of Corrections news release, the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine what caused her death. Citing medical privacy rules the corrections agency said it would not release her identity.

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Oklahoma health officials reported one new death on Tuesday, bringing the state's total to 854. They are as follows:

  • One in Tulsa County, one male in the 65 or older age group.

There were also 833 new cases of COVID-19 reported. That's more than a one and a half percent increase in total reported cases, with the state's total now at 65,053.