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11 more flu deaths in OK brings the total to 48 for the season

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (KSWO) –Eleven more Oklahomans have died in that past week from the flu virus.  Forty-eight influenza-related deaths have been recorded by the Oklahoma State Department of Health since September of 2016.

There was a decrease in the number of hospitalizations in the last week; 105 people were hospitalized with the flu virus between February 22 and 28.

Comanche County has had 37 hospitalizations and zero flu deaths so far this year. Stephens county reports 19 hospitalizations and two deaths related to the virus. Jackson county has five hospitalizations while Tillman county has only 2.

The Health officials recommend flu vaccinations and hand hygiene to avoid the flu. If you sneeze or cough, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue. Stay home and go to a physician right away if symptoms persist.

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