Influenza

by Shirley Todd

The flu has hit Oklahoma hard with 92 deaths reported since Sept. 1, 2017.

According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, last week, between Jan. 17 and Jan. 23, 417 people were hospitalized due to the flu and there were two deaths. Between Sept. 1, 2017 and Jan. 16, the health department reported there 1,597 people hospitalized. In the past week that number has risen by nearly 1,000 with a total of 2,500 hospitalizations reported due to influenza.

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