Another death due to influenza is reported in Oklahoma

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting another flu-related death in the state.

The department said Thursday that the latest death was in Le Flore County. Statewide, Tulsa County has had three flu deaths while Delaware, Harper, Le Flore, Oklahoma and Rogers counties have one each.

Four deaths are in the 65 and older age group, three were 50-64 and one was between 18 and 49.

The department also said there have been about 400 people hospitalized since flu season began in October.

Influenza in the state for the 2015-16 season is so far lower than last season when at least 114 people died and more than 2,000 people were hospitalized.

Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue.

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