1 new flu hospitalizations reported in Oklahoma

Ponca City Now - November 16, 2014 8:41 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports just one new hospitalization due to the flu so far this season.

The department says 18 people have now been hospitalized as a result of the illness this season, which began September 28th.

The Health Department says there have been no deaths due to the flu this season, after a record 61 people died in the state due to flu last flu season. The previous record of 46 flu deaths was recorded in the 2009 flu season – the year the state began tracking the statistic.

Six of those hospitalized this flu season have been in Adair County in eastern Oklahoma while five were in Oklahoma County and two in Tulsa County. Other hospitalizations were in Custer, Lincoln, Marshall, Mayes and Payne counties.


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