Three new flu-related deaths occurred this week in the state of Oklahoma, according to state health officials.
New data released Thursday from the Oklahoma State Department of Health shows the death toll this season from the flu remains at 33. That number has steadily grown since Sept. 30, 2012, though the number of cases is seemingly declining as the season nears its end.
Only 14 new flu-related cases were reported as hospitalizations across the state.
A total of 1,036 people have been hospitalized with the flu since the season began.
Deaths have occurred in the following counties:
The most recent deaths occurred in Tulsa, Washington and Cotton counties, and 27 of the 33 total deaths have been people 65 or older.
Updated flu statistics are released every Thursday by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
For tips on how to avoid the flu and other flu-related news, visit www.kjrh.com/flu.
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