COVID-19 coronavirus in Oklahoma

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Nobody knows how many cases of the coronavirus are present in Oklahoma schools. But, we do know there are hundreds of cases in every part of the state.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about a criminal justice reform group calling on Governor Kevin Stitt and the Department of Corrections to take steps to stem the spread of COVID-19, Tulsa City Council unanimously approved a new Hate Crimes ordinance to include sexual orientation and gender identity and the state Supreme Court denies Stitt's request for a rehearing on its decision over tribal gaming compacts.

 

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As we learn more about the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, researchers and doctors are finding the virus doesn’t just attack the respiratory system. They say COVID-19 should also be thought of as a circulatory disease.

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KOSU is covering the coronavirus in Oklahoma and how it's affecting our lives. Bookmark this page for the latest updates.

Oklahoma health officials reported six new deaths on Thursday, bringing the state's total to 930. They are as follows:

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Oklahoma’s coronavirus trends continue to climb in the national rankings.

Oklahoma health officials reported 12 new deaths on Wednesday, bringing the state's total to 924. They are as follows:

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Heidi Castro of Stillwater recently made the decision to put her 18-year-long career in education on hold due to COVID-19. In her audio diary for KOSU, Heidi talks about what she misses most about working and how her family is balancing one child being back in school, while the other is distance learning. She also talks about constantly questioning whether or not she made the right decision on not renewing her contract for this school year. 

OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

There are now at least four state prisoners who have died after a COVID-19 diagnosis. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections reported two more deaths Monday night.

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Oklahoma City Public Schools are planning to come back for in-person learning ahead of schedule amid struggles to conduct distance learning.

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