New Oklahoma flu statistics released, death toll now at 26 for season

TULSA - One more Green Country flu-related death is being reported this week by state health officials.

New data released Thursday from the Oklahoma State Department of Health shows 26 flu-related deaths since Sept. 30, 2012.

A total of 946 people have been hospitalized with the flu since the season began.

Deaths have occurred in the following counties:

  • Tulsa (6)
  • Comanche (3)
  • Oklahoma (3)
  • Pittsburg (2)
  • Washington (2)
  • Blaine (1)
  • Cherokee (1)
  • Cleveland (1)
  • Creek (1)
  • Mayes (1)
  • McIntosh (1)
  • Muskogee (1)
  • Nowata (1)
  • Rogers (1)
  • Stephens (1)

The most recent death occurred in Cherokee County.

The majority of this season's flu-related deaths were people 65 years or older.

Updated flu statistics are released every Thursday by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Flu symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue.

For tips on how to avoid the flu and other flu-related news, visit www.kjrh.com/flu .

 

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