The number of flu-related deaths in Oklahoma for the current season now stands at 64, eight more than last week.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health released its latest numbers Thursday and they show more than 2,021 people have been hospitalized due to influenza since September 1, 2016.
Last week, state health officials reported 56 deaths so far this flu season
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Tulsa County leads the state with 17 deaths, followed by Oklahoma County with seven.
The latest deaths were in Cleveland, Garvin, Kay, Oklahoma, Payne, Pontotoc and Tulsa counties.
46 deaths are among people 65 or older and 11 were 50 to 64. Five were between 18 and 49, one was between 5 and 17 and one was 4 years old or younger.
In its latest report, the health department says the number of new flu hospitalizations jumped by 78. since September 1, 2016.
Number of reported flu hospitalizations since October per county:
Every Thursday, the OSDH releases its weekly influenza report and will continue to do so until May 2017.