Tulsa County sees two more flu deaths
BY SHANNON MUCHMORE World Staff Writer
Thursday, February 07, 2013
2/07/13 at 4:47 PM
Six more Oklahomans have died from the flu, but the number of hospitalizations reported has declined, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Two of the deaths in the last week were in Tulsa County, which leads the state with a total of six deaths.
The number of deaths from the flu in Oklahoma since Sept. 30 is 23. The number of hospitalizations since then is nearly 800.
Of those hospitalizations, 42 were reported in the past week. In the two weeks before that, between 70 and 80 hospitalizations were reported.
Tulsa County also has the most hospitalizations by far at 236, which is more than double that of any other county.
Eighteen of those who died have been 65 or older and five have been between the ages of 19 and 64.
Oklahoma and Comanche counties have reported three deaths each.
Vials of flu vaccine at the Tulsa Health Department back in 2010. CORY YOUNG/Tulsa World File