3 additional deaths due to flu reported in Okla.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports three more deaths due to influenza to raise the total number this flu season to 61.

The deaths reported Thursday are the first in the state since early March and adds to the record number reported during the flu season that began in September. The previous record of 46 flu deaths in 2009 — the year the state began tracking the statistic — was broken in February.

Tulsa County has had the most deaths with 10, followed by Comanche County with six, Oklahoma County with five and Cleveland County with four. Logan, Muskogee, Pittsburg and Wagoner counties each have three deaths.

Carter, Creek, Le Flore, Mayes, McClain, and Washington counties have each had two deaths while 12 counties have one death each.

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