OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma health officials say this season’s death toll from influenza has reached 92 and that about 2,500 people have been hospitalized with flu-related symptoms.

The Oklahoma Department of Health said Thursday that illness is widespread and that flu-related deaths have been recorded in all regions of the state. A total of 15 deaths have been recorded in Tulsa County this season and eight in Oklahoma County, the state’s most populated counties.

Health officials say 12 flu-related deaths occurred among people aged 18 to 49 but that most of this season’s flu-related fatalities have occurred among people 50 or older, including 62 victims who were 65 or older.

There were 110 flu-related deaths in the state during the previous flu season, just shy of the record 114 deaths four years ago.

Author photo
The Associated Press
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.