More flu deaths reported

Ponca City Now - March 18, 2016 11:19 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting two more flu-related deaths in the state for the current season.

The department said Thursday that the latest deaths were in Delaware and Tulsa counties. Tulsa County now has three flu deaths while Delaware, Harper, Oklahoma and Rogers counties have one each.

Three deaths are in the 50 to 64 age group, three were 65 or older and one was between 18 and 49.

The department also said there have been about 300 people hospitalized since flu season began in October.

Influenza in the state for the 2015 to 2016 season is sharply lower than last season when at least 114 people died and more than 2,000 people were hospitalized.

Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue.

 

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