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OSDH: Flu deaths increase by 2, making the new total 67 in Oklahoma

Posted at 10:20 AM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 11:20:26-04

According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health's weekly flu activity summary, the number of flu deaths have increased by 2, making the total 67 in Oklahoma since Sept. 1.

OSDH reports the number of new hospitalizations reported between March 8 and March 14, 2020 are 223.

OSDH report shows the number of new and previously reported hospitalizations with testing between Sept. 1, 2019 - March 7, 2020 are 3033.

OSDH is now reporting deaths related to the flu have increased by 2 between March 8 and March 14, making the total for Oklahoma 67 cumulative deaths. Eleven of the total flu deaths are out of Tulsa County.

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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