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 36 in Oklahoma since Sept. 1.
OSDH reports the number of new hospitalizations reported between February 9 - February 15, 2020 are 240.
OSDH report shows the number of new and previously reported hospitalizations with testing between Sept. 1, 2019 - Feb. 8, 2020 are 1730.
OSDH is now reporting there has been one death related to the flu between Feb. 9 and Feb. 15, making the total for Oklahoma 36 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.
For more information, click here.
Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.
Download our free app for Apple and Android and Kindle devices.
Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Severe Weather, School Closings, Daily Headlines and Daily Forecasts.