Tulsa County Records State's Second Flu Death Of The Season


Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 11:48 am
By: News On 6


Oklahoma's second influenza death of the season is in Tulsa County. According to data released Thursday morning by the Oklahoma Department of Health, the Tulsa County death occurred sometime between December 26th and New Year's Day.

The data does not say if the death was a male or female but says it was someone 65 years of age or older.

The first death was reported last week and was a person 19 to 64 years of age.

12/27/2012 Related Story: Tulsa County Records Oklahoma's First Influenza Death This Season

The OSDH has seen 171 hospitalized cases of flu since September 30, 2012. Sixty-four of those cases were reported December 26th-January 1st.

Oklahoma Department of Health Influenza information.

OSDH data shows since September 30th, Tulsa County has had 67 people admitted to the hospital because of influenza. Oklahoma County has had 21 cases.

Adair, Latimer, McIntosh counties have each had 1 case of someone in the hospital because of the flu. Cherokee, Osage and Pittsburg counties have each had two cases. Muskogee and Rogers counties have had three cases since the end of September. Okmulgee County has had five cases and Creek County has had 7 cases since September.

The state health department issues a weekly report on influenza cases in Oklahoma every Thursday.