Health officials: 11 more Oklahomans die of the flu, new cases drop across state

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Temperatures are warming up across the state and health officials say new cases of the flu are declining.

Since September, 1,076 have been hospitalized with the flu.

Over the course of the flu season, 44 Oklahomans have died because of the virus.

On Thursday, the Oklahoma State Department of Health announced that 11 more people have died in the state because of the flu.

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