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The Latest: Oklahoma new virus cases top 1,000 for third day

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OKLAHOMA CITY - The number of newly reported coronavirus cases in Oklahoma topped 1,000 for a third consecutive day on Friday and the seven-day average of new cases has nearly quintupled in less than a month, according to Oklahoma State Department of Health figures.
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Florida reports 282 COVID deaths, more than 73,000 cases in last week

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The state Department of Health reported its weekly COVID-19 numbers and Florida cases and positivity continue to surge while reported deaths are up once again. Check out the latest numbers.
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Massachusetts reports spike of 586 new coronavirus cases, the most in more than 2 months

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Massachusetts health officials on Friday reported a spike of 586 new coronavirus cases, the most daily infections in the Bay State in more than two months amid the delta variant surge.
The more contagious delta variant now accounts for more than 80% of COVID cases across the country.
Daily infection counts had plummeted in Massachusetts amid the vaccine rollout, but cases have been spiking in the last week. The seven-day average of daily cases in the Bay State is now 311, nearly five times as many infections as in late June when the record-low average was 64 cases.
Before Friday, the last...
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More than 73,000 new COVID-19 cases reported in Florida, positivity rate increases

More than 73,000 new COVID-19 cases reported in Florida, positivity rate increases

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The number of cases has brought the positivity rate from 11% the week before, to 15%, with new deaths.
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1,600 new COVID-19 cases reported this week in Seminole County

1,600 new COVID-19 cases reported this week in Seminole County

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“Our positivity rate has gone from 14% a week ago, to 18%, one of the worst unfortunately in the Central Florida area,” Seminole County Emergency Manager Alan Harris said.
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COVID-19 cases continue to increase in New Hampshire; no new deaths reported

COVID-19 cases continue to increase in New Hampshire; no new deaths reported

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COVID-19 cases in New Hampshire continue to rise, though no new deaths were reported Friday.
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Illinois reports 7,983 new cases of COVID-19, 47 deaths over past week

Illinois reports 7,983 new cases of COVID-19, 47 deaths over past week

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Illinois Department of Public Health reported Friday 7,983 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 47 additional deaths since last Friday.
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 73% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 58% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated.
IDPH is reporting a total of 1,407,929 cases, including 23,401 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.
Since reporting on Friday, July 16, laboratories have reported 241,150 specimens for a total...
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Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 1,470 cases, 4 deaths

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Illinois public health officials reported 1,470 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and four related deaths Friday.
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Iranian refugee on verge of medal after 3 taekwondo wins

Iranian refugee on verge of medal after 3 taekwondo wins

TOKYO - Iranian defector Kimia Alizadeh is one victory away from winning the Refugee Olympic Team's first ever medal after three impressive wins in the Tokyo Games' taekwondo... Read more ...

Tunisian teen wins surprise Olympic swimming gold

Tunisian teen wins surprise Olympic swimming gold

TOKYO - Nobody was watching Ahmed Hafnaoui in lane eight of the Olympic pool. Read more ...

Olympics Latest: American Shaner wins 10m air rifle gold

Olympics Latest: American Shaner wins 10m air rifle gold

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: Read more ...

'She's passionate about serving others': Third grader helps students prepare...

'She's passionate about serving others': Third grader helps students prepare for school

Luisita Cruz raised enough money to purchase school supplies to stuff 138 backpacks for students as well as 20 bags full of supplies for teachers. Read more ...

Is there a NASCAR race today? Date, start time, TV schedule for next race...

Is there a NASCAR race today? Date, start time, TV schedule for next race after 2021 Olympic break

NASCAR is taking the Olympics off. Find out when it will return to racing. Read more ...

U.S. Golfer Bryson DeChambeau To Miss Olympics After Positive COVID Test

U.S. Golfer Bryson DeChambeau To Miss Olympics After Positive COVID Test

Bryson DeChambeau tested positive before leaving the United States for Tokyo. He'll be replaced on the four-person team by Patrick Reed. Read more ...

Naomi Osaka wins in debut at Tokyo Olympics

Naomi Osaka wins in debut at Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO - Naomi Osaka is back and still winning. Read more ...

By withdrawing, COVID-positive Crabb saved Gibb's Olympics

By withdrawing, COVID-positive Crabb saved Gibb's Olympics

TOKYO - At 45, Jake Gibb is almost certainly at his last Summer Games. And yet the four-time Olympian offered to give it up for the remote chance that Taylor Crabb could have... Read more ...

Barnes HR, Jansen bounces back as Dodgers edge Rockies 1-0

Barnes HR, Jansen bounces back as Dodgers edge Rockies 1-0

LOS ANGELES - Austin Barnes homered early, Kenley Jansen preserved the lead late and the Los Angeles Dodgers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory over the... Read more ...

US beats Australia, sets up likely title rematch with Japan

US beats Australia, sets up likely title rematch with Japan

YOKOHAMA, Japan - The United States had just given up its first run and was two outs away from losing for the first time in the Olympic softball tournament. Read more ...