- Associated Press - Friday, March 6, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Four new deaths due to influenza have been reported in Oklahoma to bring the record number of deaths in the state this flu season to 94.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health says more than 2,000 people have now been hospitalized or died as a result of the flu since the season began Sept. 28. The previous record of 72 flu deaths - set during last year’s flu season - was broken in February.

This season’s deaths include 71 in the 65-or older age group; 13 in the 50-64 group, four in both the 18-49 and the 5-17-year-old groups; and 2 who were 4 or younger.

Tulsa County has recorded the most deaths with 21, followed by Oklahoma County with 12 and five each in Garfield, Cleveland and Stephens counties.

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