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Juvenile patient among 7 new flu deaths reported this week across Oklahoma

State health officials on Thursday reported seven more people have died from the flu this season, including one juvenile patient.

A total of 30 fatalities have been reported since the flu season began in September. Three new deaths were confirmed in early February through testing, and four previous deaths have been confirmed through testing, according to Oklahoma State Department of Health records.

Five of those deaths were recorded in the eastern Oklahoma regions, including one death in Tulsa County. For the 2019-20 flu season, five flu deaths have been reported in Tulsa County.

The first juvenile death, the 5 to 17 years old age range, was reported Thursday. The juvenile patient was from the east central region, a Health Department spokesman said.

Read more from the Tulsa World.

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A syringe with an influenza vaccine inside heads to its mark during a flu vaccination at Eastfield College in Mesquite, Texas, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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