In the latest reported statistics, flu deaths in Oklahoma this season jump from one to three and fifty new hospitalizations occurred. Epidemiologist with the State Health Department, Laurence Burnsed, says it’s not too late to get a flu shot, and that is the best protection. He also says if you exhibit flu or flu-like symptoms, stay home and keep the kids out of school or daycare in order to avoid spreading the disease.
Totals to date this season included 141 hospitalizations, 45 in Tulsa County, and three fatalities, including one in Tulsa County. All the deaths are in the population group age 50 or older.