- Associated Press - Thursday, May 19, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports three additional flu-related deaths in the state, however just one occurred during the past week.

The department said Thursday that two of the deaths occurred during February and March, but are just now being reported.

There have been 13 deaths in the state due to influenza since flu season began in October. Oklahoma and Tulsa counties have each had three flu deaths while Creek, Delaware, Grady, Harper, Le Flore, McClain and Rogers counties have each had one flu death.

Six deaths are among people 65 or older and four were 50 to 64-years-old. Two were between 18 and 49 and one was between 5 and 17-years-old.

The number of deaths remains sharply lower than the 2015-16 season, when at least 114 people died.

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