OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (KFOR) – According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, the death toll from the flu virus has risen to 68 people in Oklahoma.
Four of those deaths occurred within the last week, including a child who was younger than 4-years-old.
The number of hospitalizations with the virus is slowing down. Forty-seven of the deaths occurred in patients who were 65-years-old or older. Twelve deaths occurred in those between 50 and 64-years-old, while six deaths occurred in patients between 18 and 49-years-old. One child between the ages of 5 and 17-years-old died earlier in the season, and two patients who were up to 4-years-old also died from the flu.