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Six More Oklahomans Die From Swine Flu Complications

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- State health officials say six more Oklahomans have died from complications of the swine flu.

The Oklahoma State Health Department reported Thursday that the deaths included nine children under 19 years of age and five people who were 65 or older.

The deaths bring the total number of deaths associated with the H1N1 virus to 33 since September 1, when the agency began its surveillance of the disease. Another death occurred in June.

11/12/2009 Related story: Twenty-Seven Oklahomans Have Died From The H1N1 Virus

Health officials say 23 people, or 70 percent, of those who died had a documented history of at least one underlying medical condition that may have increased their risk of influenza complications.

The complications include asthma, diabetes, obesity or compromised immune systems.

Oklahoma County has reported 10 deaths, the most in the state. 

Tulsa Health Department announced on Thursday it will be offering an additional free H1N1 walk-in clinic next Tuesday, November 24 from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Expo Exchange Center.

The public should enter off of 21st Street between Harvard and Yale at Gate 12.

The clinic entrance is on the west side of the Expo Exchange Center building. The clinic is open to anyone over the age of six months who would like to receive a vaccination.

Complete list of Oklahoma H1N1 flu clinics

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