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Influenza death toll rises to 90 people in Oklahoma

OK (KSWO)- According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, the number of flu-related deaths in Oklahoma has risen to 90 this week, due to some late reported deaths at the end of January and beginning of February. OSDH said that none of the newly reported deaths had a positive flu test during the current week.

Two children age 4 or younger have died as a result of the flu, one child age 5-17, eight adults aged 18-49, and 17 adults aged 50-64. The remaining 62 Oklahoman victims were over the age of 65. All of the newly reported deaths were of adults aged 18 and older.

The OSDH reports that 2,273 people have been hospitalized during the flu season that began October 2016; 21 of those hospitalizations were in the last week.

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