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OSDH: Flu deaths increase by 1, making the new total 23 in Oklahoma

Posted at 10:24 AM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 11:25:45-05

According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health's weekly flu activity summary, the number of flu deaths have increased by 1, making the total 23 in Oklahoma since Sept. 1.

OSDH reports the number of new hospitalizations reported between January 26 - February 1, 2020 are 206.

OSDH report shows the number of new and previously reported hospitalizations with testing between Sept. 1, 2019 - Jan. 25, 2020 are 1225.

OSDH is now reporting there has been one death related to the flu between Jan. 26 and Feb. 1, making the total for Oklahoma 23 cumulative deaths.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health, the Tulsa Health Department and the Oklahoma City-County Health Department say this year's flu virus is particularly unusual' and they expect it to be severe.

The number of flu deaths in Tulsa County and in Oklahoma is on the rise, officials say.

Health departments urge Oklahomans to get vaccinated as soon as possible as it is one of the most important things we could do for our children and ourselves, officials say.

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