Oklahoma flu deaths rise by 8 to 33 since Sept. 29

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Department of Health says eight people have died from the flu during the past week.

The agency reported Thursday that a total of 33 people have died from the flu in the state since Sept. 29. A total of 975 people have either died or been hospitalized due to the virus during the period.

The deaths include two children aged 4 or younger, eight people in the 18-49 age range, 13 people aged 50-64 and 10 people 65 years old or older.

Six deaths have been recorded in Tulsa County and five in Comanche County. Carter, Creek, Le Flore, Muskogee and Pittsburg counties have each recorded two flu deaths. Cleveland, Craig, Custer, Kay, Logan, McClain, McIntosh, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Osage, Seminole and Washington counties each recorded one flu death.

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