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Three Flu Deaths Reported in Oklahoma

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16 more hospitalizations from flu are reported in Oklahoma in the past week, and for the first time this season, three people died from the illness. They are the first deaths reported this year, and one of the fatalities was in Tulsa County. Health Department Spokesperson Kaitlin Snider says the number of reported cases is increasing. The other deaths were in Rogers and Harper Counties. More than 200 people have been hospitalized with flu symptoms in Oklahoma this year, 41 in Tulsa County…a number which leads the state.

Snider says the flu season can run through May, and it’s not too late to get a shot. This year’s vaccine is about 60% effective.