2 more deaths due to influenza reported in Okla.

Posted at 11:59 AM, Mar 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-03 12:59:39-05

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting two additional flu-related deaths in the state for the current season.

The department said Thursday that the most recent deaths were in Oklahoma and Tulsa counties. Tulsa County now has two flu deaths this season while Oklahoma, Harper and Rogers counties each have one.

Two of the deaths are in the 50-64 age group and three were 65 or older.

The department also said there have been 223 people hospitalized since flu season began in October.

Influenza in the state for the 2015-16 season has been sharply lower than last season when at least 114 people died and more than 2,000 people were hospitalized.

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