The latest numbers from the Oklahoma State Department of Health show the number of people who've died from the flu this season in Oklahoma remains at eight, but the number of hospitalizations from the illness has jumped.
Since the flu season began September 30, 2012, 484 people statewide have been hospitalized with the flu; that's up from 345 hospitalizations last week.
The most number of hospitalized flu patients, 162, occurred in Tulsa County.
Tulsa County also leads the state in the number of flu-related deaths with three. Creek, Mayes, Muskogee, Pittsburg, and Rogers counties have one death each.
The names of those who've died were not released, but the OSDH report reveals four were between the ages of 19 and 64, and four were over the age of 65.
Other eastern Oklahoma counties with flu-related hospitalizations includes Adair, Cherokee, Latimer, McIntosh, Nowata, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Wagoner and Washington counties.
The flu season is considered to be the months of September through May.