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OSDH: Flu deaths increase by 1, making the total 21 in Oklahoma

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Posted at 10:12 AM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 11:15:41-05

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 21 in Oklahoma since Sept. 1.

OSDH reports the number of new hospitalizations reported between January 12 - January 18, 2020 are 139.

OSDH report shows the number of new and previously reported hospitalizations with testing between Sept. 1, 2019 - Jan. 11, 2020 are 876.

OSDH is now reporting there is one new death related to the flu, making the total for Oklahoma 21 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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