Flu-Related Deaths Reported In Collin County

Credit Oklahoma State Department of Health

Credit Oklahoma State Department of Health

According to hospitalization numbers from the Oklahoma State Department of Health, residents in Oklahoma and Tulsa counties accounted for the most flu hospitalizations in the state.

Oakland County has reported almost 1,000 cases of the flu since October 2017.

As of January 6, Oakland County has more than 950 reported flu cases since October 1, 2017.

So far all flu-related deaths in North and Northeast Texas have been adults.

Those who died were a 78-year-old from Cleveland, a 101-year-old from Euclid and a 95-year-old from Rocky River, the collaborative reported.

Flu-associated hospitalizations in Cuyahoga County are at 794, which is a decrease from last season, the collaborative reported. All the deaths statewide are in the age group 50 and older.

More than 400 people have died from the flu around the country. This flu season could linger for another 13 weeks.

Signs the flu could be peaking in St. Louis County - new cases for the week ending January 14th totaled 1074, that's down from 1282 the previous week.

Symptoms of the flu include fever, headache, cough, runny or stuffy nose, fatigue and muscle aches. MORE: What you need to know about this year's flu season " There is medication that can be given that can help, but it really needs to be given within the first 48 hours of symptoms", said Dr. Leanard Pollack with the Henry Ford Health System. "The flu vaccine is the best public health tool we have, and an annual flu shot is recommended to everyone over six months", Wooten said.

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