Comanche County,

Masks now optional at Comanche County Courthouse

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Covid-19 restrictions at the Comanche County Courthouse are being lifted. According to county commissioners, masks are now optional inside the courthouse, and temperature checks will no longer be required. The mask requirement and temperature checks went into place last year during the height of the pandemic.

Few new cases of Coronavirus confirmed in Southwest Oklahoma

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - District 5 of the Oklahoma State Department of Health, which covers southwestern Oklahoma, has released its latest Covid-19 numbers. Comanche county reported 54 new cases, bringing the county’s total to 14,017 cases since the pandemic began in 2020. There were four new cases reported in Caddo...
Comanche County,

Medwatch: June is Men’s Health Month

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Men’s Health Month is a time to bring awareness to all the health issues men may face and reminding them to have annual visits with their doctor. Dr. Payton Flournoy, a family medicine doctor at Comanche County Memorial Hospital’s Goodyear Clinic, cares for Goodyear employees and their families.

GOOD NEWS: Indiahoma mans beats Covid-19 after battling it for months

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Four months of fighting Covid-19 and Pneumonia, and an Indiahoma man is back home and well. 74-year-old George Burton spent about a month recovering at Comanche County Memorial Hospital before being taken to Willow Park Health Care Center for physical therapy. “I just thank God that...
Chickasha, OKExpress-Star

#TheGoodStuff: Growth in Chickasha in spite of pandemic

At this month’s Economic Development Council Board Meeting, I did a recap of what we have been working on this past fiscal year. Starting back in July of 2020 through the end of our current month, the EDC has been busy despite the fact we started the fiscal year in the thick of Covid. So glad that the pandemic continues to lesson every month that goes by and we continue to work back to normal.
Comanche County,

Community health survey underway in Comanche County

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Comanche County healthcare and community partners are asking the public to take part in the 2021 Community Health Assessment Survey. The survey gathers information about the health and well-being of people in Comanche County in order to figure out what concerns and needs need to be addressed.
Caddo County,

Caddo County Outpacing Statewide Average Vaccination Rate

HINTON – Caddo County’s residents are getting vaccinated against COVID-19 at a higher rate than the statewide average, new data shows, though Oklahoma as a whole lags behind other states in administering the vaccine. As of May 31, 37.7% of Caddo County residents over age 12 are fully vaccinated, according to reports from the Oklahoma State Department of Health. That’s compared to 34.4% of…
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Chickasha’s Juneteenth Celebration event cancelled

The Juneteenth Planning Committee has announced that Chickasha’s Juneteenth Celebration will not take place this year. “Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and safety issues the Chickasha Juneteenth Celebration Committee this year is cancelling all events and activities. Please take this time to reflect, learn, and support one another.”. The Juneteenth...
Comanche County,

Medwatch: When ear tubes are needed

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Ear infections are common in children, and most go away on their own or can be treated with medicine, but if your child has chronic ear infections, they may need to see an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist. Candace Flournoy, a nurse practitioner at Comanche County Memorial Hospital’s ENT clinic, said most of the patients she sees are kids. Ear infections are most common in young children between 6 and 24-months, but they can be older. She said the infection occurs in the middle ear.
Comanche County,

President Biden hoping to get millions vaccinated in a month

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - The White House’s “National Month of Action” to reach its vaccination goal is underway. President Joe Biden wants to get 18-million people vaccinated by the Fourth of July. If the goal is reached, 70-percent of adults in America will be partially vaccinated against the Coronavirus. The...
Comanche County,

A 7News special report: State of the Reservation

A look at what’s making headlines in Texoma on Thursday, June 3rd. Health officials doing everything they can to get vaccination counts up. There’s been a low turnout for people to get Coronavirus vaccines in Comanche County and local health officials say they are concerned.