According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health's weekly flu activity summary, the number of flu deaths have increased by 6, making the total 53 in Oklahoma since Sept. 1.
OSDH reports the number of new hospitalizations reported between February 23 - February 29, 2020 are 316.
OSDH report shows the number of new and previously reported hospitalizations with testing between Sept. 1, 2019 - Feb. 22, 2020 are 2,346.
OSDH is now reporting deaths related to the flu have increased by 6 between Feb. 23 and Feb. 29, making the total for Oklahoma 53 cumulative deaths. Ten 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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