Review Leads To 14 More Oklahoma Flu-Related Deaths

Thursday, July 6th 2017, 12:22 pm
By: News On 6

The Oklahoma Department of Health has revised its flu deaths numbers for the current 2016-17 season, adding 14 new deaths across the state. 

OSDH says the new deaths followed a death certificate review, bringing the total number of deaths to 110.

The department says the 2016-2017 influenza season began on October 2, 2016 and ended on May 20, 2017.

The number had been 96 deaths with 22 of those deaths in Tulsa County. The revised numbers did not change Tulsa County's numbers.

5/11/2017 Related Story: Number Of Oklahoma Flu-Related Deaths Climbs To 96

The department says reports will continue until the 2017-18 influenza season begins the first week in October 2017.