The flu is taking its toll on Oklahomans.
The latest state numbers in the last week of December show that 131 new hospitalizations were reported along with one death, which brings the number of flu related deaths in the state since September to eight.
Three people died here in Tulsa County.
If we break down the numbers, five of those who died were over the age of 65, two were between the ages of 50 and 64 and one was between the ages of 18 and 49.
While seasonal flu viruses are detected year-round.
Most of the time, flu activity peaks between December and February, but can last as late as May.
According to the latest data from the CDC, 28 states are now reporting high flu activity.
So far this season in the U.S., there have been at least 4.6 million illnesses, 39,000 hospitalizations and 2,100 deaths from the flu.
22 of those deaths were children.
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