State Health Dept. reports more than 30 new flu-related deaths; season total passes 225

FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 file photo, lab technologist Sharda Modi tests a patient's swab for a flu infection at Upson Regional Medical Center in Thomaston, Ga. On Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the flu season may finally be leveling off. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

The Oklahoma State Department of Health has reported yet another spike in flu-related deaths.

A total of 228 people have now died for flu-related reasons in Oklahoma since the flu season began Sept. 1, according to the Health Department. In that same time span, 4,336 people have been hospitalized for the flu.

The Health Department says 42 people have died in Tulsa County due to the flu.

Oklahoma already surpassed its record number of flu-related deaths two weeks ago.

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