Oklahoma flu deaths on the rise, new cases decline

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OKLAHOMA CITY –While residents across Oklahoma are trying to stay warm, others are battling the flu.

On Thursday, the Oklahoma State Department of Health announced that eight more people have died in the state because of the flu virus.

So far, 975 people have been hospitalized because of the flu.

Over the course of the flu season, 33 Oklahomans have died because of the virus.

Most of those affected were over the age of 50-years-old and live in Comanche and Tulsa counties.

According to the health department’s data, new cases of the flu are on the decline.

It seems that Oklahoma hit its peak of flu season in late January.

For more information, visit the department of health’s website.