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OKLAHOMA CITY – As much of the country is still dealing with widespread flu outbreaks, it seems Oklahoma’s flu season may be on the decline.

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

So far this season, 819 Oklahomans have been hospitalized with the bug.

Just last week, 115 people were taken to the hospital for treatment for the flu.

In all, 25 people have died over the last several months because of the flu.

Most of the deaths occurred in Tulsa and Comanche counties.

While the numbers still seem to be on the rise, statistics show that the state could have already seen the height of the flu season.

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