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State Health Department reports dozens more flu deaths, breaking state record

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TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) - The Oklahoma State Department of Health has reported an additional three dozen flu deaths across the state.

This year, 129 people have now died from flu-related illnesses since flu season began, according to OSDH. As many as 3,000 people have been hospitalized for flu-related reasons in that same time span.

Twenty-three people have died from the flu in Tulsa County, according to the latest report.

The state record is 130 flu-related deaths, which occurred last year, according to OSDH.

State health officials anticipate breaking the record this season.


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