COVID-19 coronavirus in Oklahoma

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A limited number of Mustang High School students exposed to the coronavirus will have the option to attend class with their peers who may also have the disease.

On Tuesday, Muscogee (Creek) Nation ordered flags to be flown at half staff at the Tribe's government complex.

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The state funding IMMY Labs in Norman received for free COVID-19 testing is set to run out Thursday. This comes as the need for testing is expected to increase in December since cases continue to surge, and people are preparing for the holidays.

Indie rock band The Flaming Lips were set to hold two live concerts at The Criterion in Oklahoma City next weekend. But, the band is now putting them on hold as local coronavirus numbers worsen.

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Oklahoma health officials reported a record-high 54 new deaths on Wednesday, more than doubling the previous record of 26. 1,812 Oklahomans have died from the virus since March.


No one 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.

Hospitalizations due to the coronavirus in Oklahoma reached yet another record-high on Monday, with 1,718 Oklahomans in the hospital. 461 people are in intensive care.

Oklahoma health officials reported 15 new deaths on Tuesday for a total of 1,758 deaths since March. They are as follows:

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Libraries are often a refuge for people who need information - and a place where people without internet access can go for things like printing and business services. Some library leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic had to make tough decisions, like whether to stay open, limit access and offer curbside check-out services for their communities while being cognizant of the virus.

In-person instruction at Tulsa Public Schools started just a few weeks ago. But by the end of this week, students in the state’s second-largest public school district will be back to learning remotely.