Hospitalizations and deaths from the flu in Oklahoma continue in March. The latest stats show more than 43-hundred hospitalizations and 228 deaths in this record year. Jamie Dukes with the State Health Department says the older population is the most vulnerable. The most recent deaths are all in the age group 50 years and older. Oklahoma has reported only one pediatric death and none under age four.
Tulsa County continues to lead the state with nearly 11-hundred hospital cases and 42 deaths. Medical officials say it’s not too late to get a shot since the flu season can continue into May.