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OSDH: No new flu deaths reported, keeping the total 22 in Oklahoma

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Posted at 10:09 AM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 11:10:36-05

According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health's weekly flu activity summary, the number of flu deaths have remained the same with zero deaths reported this week, keeping the total 22 in Oklahoma since Sept. 1.

OSDH reports the number of new hospitalizations reported between January 19 - January 25, 2020 are 166.

OSDH report shows the number of new and previously reported hospitalizations with testing between Sept. 1, 2019 - Jan. 18, 2020 are 1026.

OSDH is now reporting there are no new deaths related to the flu, making the total to remain for Oklahoma at 22 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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