6 of 7 Oklahoma flu deaths in northeast part of state
Most victims are age 65 or older
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Oklahoma health officials say seven people have died from influenza during the current flu season and six of the deaths were in the northeastern part of the state. The seventh was in the state’s southwest.
The department says since the flu season began September first, about 150 people have been hospitalized due to the flu, with 39 in Tulsa County and 10 in Oklahoma County making up nearly one-third of the hospitalizations.
The Oklahoma Department of Health said Thursday that six of the patients who died were 65 years of age or older and one was between 50 and 64.
The Health Department says 291 people died due to the flu during Oklahoma’s 2017-2018 flu season, the most since the agency began tracking flu deaths in 2009.
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