Flu deaths in Oklahoma top 100
Most of those who have died from the flu have been among people 65 or older, with 77 residents in this age range dying since late September. Two children 4 or younger also have died. Read More
3 new influenza deaths bring Oklahoma season total to 101
A record-breaking flu season in Oklahoma has brought the state’s death total to more than 100.
The Oklahoma Department of Health reported Thursday that three new deaths were recorded during the past week due to flu. The previous record of 72 deaths set last year was broken in February.
Health officials say more... Read More
Oklahoma's flu death toll rises to 98
Oklahoma’s death toll from flu-related complications this season has risen to 98, the highest number of deaths the state has on record for a flu season. More than 2,000 residents have been hospitalized since September because of the flu, another state record. Read More
4 more influenza-related deaths reported in Oklahoma
Four new deaths due to influenza have been reported in Oklahoma to bring the record number of deaths in the state this flu season to 94.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health says more than 2,000 people have now been hospitalized or died as a result of the flu since the season began Sept. 28. The previous... Read More
A look at Oklahoma's flu season, history
State Epidemiologist Kristy Bradley chatted with reporters Jaclyn Cosgrove and Juliana Keeping Monday afternoon to discuss the flu virus, shot and history. Below is an unedited transcript of the chat. Read More
Oklahoma health officials say 6 more flu deaths in state
Oklahoma health officials say six more deaths due to influenza have been reported to bring the record number of deaths in the state to 90.
The previous record of 72 flu deaths — set during the 2013-2014 flu season — was broken earlier this month.
Statistics released by the Oklahoma Department of Health Thursday... Read More
58 Oklahomans have died from flu this season
Since September, 58 residents have died because of flu-related complications, 43 of whom were 65 or older, the state Health Department reported Thursday. This time last year, 25 Oklahomans had died from the flu, including two children, and in 2013 during the same time, 17 Oklahomans had died of the flu. Read More