48 Oklahomans dead from the flu this season

The latest numbers are out and the number of flu deaths in Oklahoma continues to climb.

The Department of Health says 48 Oklahomans have died from flu-related illnesses. That number is up four from last week when there were 44 reported deaths.

Half of this week's deaths occurred in Oklahoma County, bringing the total number of deaths from one to three.

The county with the most reported flu deaths is Tulsa where eight people have died. The county also lists 225 hospitalizations since flu season began in September, the highest in the state.

The 50-64 age group continues to have the most deaths with 19. The 65+ age group has the next most with 15 deaths.