Officials: 105 Oklahomans killed by flu, could last through April
OKLAHOMA CITY – As we head into spring, the flu virus is still causing havoc for some Oklahomans.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced that four people have died from the flu within the last week.
So far, 105 Oklahomans have died from the virus this flu season.
In addition to those deaths, over 2,200 people have been hospitalized because of symptoms related to the illness.
However, they say the season is not winding down.
A map from the Center for Disease Control shows Oklahoma is currently one of the states considered to have widespread flu activity.
In fact, with so much activity, it’s believed flu season could last through April, possibly even into May.
Health officials say the early strain of flu was not well covered by the vaccine; however, the strain they are seeing more of now was covered by the shot.