Six More Flu Deaths Reported In Oklahoma


Thursday, February 26th 2015, 11:07 am
By: News On 6


The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports six more residents have died due to the flu in the latest numbers released Thursday. That brings the total number of flu-related deaths this flu season to 90.

The OSDH says all six of the deaths were reported in central and western Oklahoma between February 18th and February 24th. .

The latest deaths occurred in Canadian, Custer, Oklahoma, Pottawatomie and Stephens counties.

OSDH officials say the number of flu-related hospitalizations is down for the week of February 18 to February 24. Only 43 hospitalizations were reported.

2/19/2015 Related Story: Health Department: Two More Flu-Related Deaths In Oklahoma

The current flu season began on September 28, 2014.

Statewide, the OSDH reports 81 of the 90 flu-related deaths this season were residents 50 years of age or older.

County list of flu-related deaths since September 28, 2014:

Canadian [4]

Carter [1]

Cherokee [1]

Cleveland [5]

Comanche [3]

Custer [2]

Delaware [1]

Garfield [5]

Garvin [1]

Jackson [1]

Lincoln [1]

Logan [2]

Marshall 1]

McClain [2]

McIntosh [2]

Muskogee [3]

Okfuskee [2]

Oklahoma [11]

Ottawa [2]

Payne [2]

Pittsburg [1]

Pottawatomie [2]

Rogers [4]

Stephens [5]

Tillman [3]

Tulsa [20]

Wagoner [1]

Washington [1]

Woodward [1]