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Broken Arrow Firefighter Leaves Hospital After 3 Weeks Battling COVID-19

A Broken Arrow firefighter is out of the hospital after a three-week battle with COVID-19. 33-year-old Josh Whitekiller spent several days in the ICU fighting the virus before he started to improve. : Family, Friends Join Forces To Support Broken Arrow Firefighter Battling COVID-19 His family said Whitekiller is still...
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What you need to know about COVID-19 antibody tests

TULSA, Okla. — If you’re thinking about getting a COVID-19 antibody test, one doctor at Ascension St. John Tulsa explained there are restrictions as to what it can tell you. Dr. Anuj Malik is the Director of Infectious Disease Prevention and Control at Ascension St. John Tulsa. He told FOX23...
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COVID-19 vaccine: Tulsa sites that have it on hand

Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Tulsa: 1. 444 S Sheridan Rd 918-835-9577; 2. 6342 E Admiral Pl N (918) 836-1715; 3. 10101 S Memorial Dr (918) 369-4911; 4. 4107 S Harvard Ave (918) 747-6690; 5. 2110 S Harvard Ave (918) 749-5438; 6. 7041 S
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Oklahoma child who battled COVID-19 in hospital continues to improve

TULSA, Okla. (KFOR) – A 4-year-old Oklahoma girl whose tough fight with COVID-19 shocked viewers across the state continues to make strides. In August, Aurora, who was 3-years-old at the time, was rushed to a Tulsa hospital after being diagnosed with COVID-19. “When you see a three-year-old struggling to breathe,...
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COVID infections decline steeply across Sand Springs Public Schools

COVID-19 infections in Sand Springs Public Schools fell by 40.5% for the week ending Sept. 17, data from the district show. Infections increased at only two school sites — Northwoods Fine Arts Academy, up by two cases to 12, and Limestone Technology Academy, up by one case to three. Three...
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Tulsa County Kids Account For More New COVID Cases, But Hospitalizations Down

While COVID hospitalizations in Tulsa County are dropping, new cases remain stubbornly high, and who is testing positive has shifted. Adults 18 to 35 years old continue to account for the largest proportion of new cases; last week, 30%. But adults 36 to 49 years old have fallen from the second- to the third-largest group.
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Tulsa County Leaders Note Encouraging Trends In COVID-19 Spread

Healthcare leaders in Tulsa said they're seeing encouraging trends with COVID-19's spread. The health department said it's seen a gradual decrease the past two weeks, but cases are still elevated and the nursing shortage continues to be a problem. Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum said about 16 percent of the people...
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Williams Route 66 Marathon announced 2021 race plans

TULSA, Okla. — Williams Route 66 Marathon organizers say they are preparing for an in-person race in Tulsa November 20 - 21, 2021. “We are not requiring proof of vaccination or a negative test to participate in this years race at this time,” Green said, “because we are implementing a number of other specific COVID-related protocols in keeping with guidance from medical professionals, the CDC, and highly respected white papers on COVID safety for endurance sports.”
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TPS Says COVID Has Killed A Teacher

A Tulsa Public Schools teacher has died from COVID-19. District officials confirmed the teacher's death late Wednesday. They declined to identify the teacher or the school they taught at. The district issued a statement calling the teacher's death "heartbreaking." "Every loss of a team member means that others have lost...
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Local firefighter returns home after battling COVID-19 in ICU

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — A local fireman who was fighting for his life against COVID-19 is now back home with his family in Broken Arrow. Broken Arrow fireman Josh Whitekiller battled the coronavirus for three weeks — even spending several days in the hospital's COVID ICU. Now, the 33-year-old is...
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Tulsa leaders provide COVID-19 update, hospital numbers are trending down

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — The city of Tulsa held an update on the COVID-19 situation, saying hospital numbers are trending down. “That's good news, but they still remain high," said Dr. Bruce Dart, executive director of the Tulsa Health Department. Dart said nearly 40% of COVID-19 hospitalizations are people under...
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Tulsa Public Schools Teacher, Husband Die Of COVID-19

A Tulsa Public Schools teacher has died of COVID-19, nine days after her husband also died from COVID, the district confirmed. The district is not identifying the teacher. “It is heartbreaking to lose any member of our Tulsa Public Schools family. Every loss of a team member means that others have lost a child, parent, spouse, grandparent, aunt, uncle, friend, colleague, or mentor. When team members pass away, we focus on doing everything that we can to wrap our arms around those left behind – family members, colleagues, and students – to ensure that they have the supports they need as they navigate through such an extraordinarily difficult time.”
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Claremore school board passes COVID-19 mask mandate

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — Claremore Public Schools has passed a COVID-19 mask mandate for the district. The school board will require masks in all buildings and on buses for all students, staff, and teachers. The mask mandate takes effect Wednesday, Sept. 22. Currently, the district is seeing 12 positive cases...
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Tulsa Family Grieves Loss Of American Airlines Employee To COVID-19

A Tulsa family is grieving the loss of Todd Bever, 54, to COVID-19. Bever worked at American Airlines and had many friends dating back to his days at Union High School. He died at Saint Francis Hospital two weeks after he had the first symptoms. His family said he was not vaccinated.
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Tulsa Public School teacher dies of COVID-19

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — A Tulsa Public Schools teacher has passed away from COVID-19. TPS has released this statement:. It is heartbreaking to lose any member of our Tulsa Public Schools family. Every loss of a team member means that others have lost a child, parent, spouse, grandparent, aunt, uncle, friend, colleague, or mentor. When team members pass away, we focus on doing everything that we can to wrap our arms around those left behind – family members, colleagues, and students – to ensure that they have the supports they need as they navigate through such an extraordinarily difficult time.
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