Oklahoma’s Flu-Related Deaths Nearly Double in One Week

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Six Oklahomans have died in the past week from the flu bringing the total number to 14 deaths in the state since Sept. 30, 2012, according to a report from KOTV in Tulsa.

Tulsa and Comanche Counties lead the state in the number of flu-related deaths, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reports. Three people in each county have died.

Pittsburg County now has two deaths, with one in the past week. Cleveland, Creek, Mayes, Muskogee, Oklahoma and Rogers counties have one death each, KOTV reports.

Other eastern Oklahoma counties with flu-related hospitalizations includes Adair, Cherokee, Latimer, McIntosh, Nowata, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Sequoyah, Wagoner and Washington counties.

The names of those who’ve died were not released, but the OSDH report reveals four were aged 19 to 64, while ten were over the age of 65.

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