Tulsa, Okla. - No new deaths were reported today when the Oklahoma State Department of Health released the latest flu numbers.
Kendra Dougherty is with the agency and says numbers can be deceiving.
"There could be some that are being investigated," Dougherty says. "They may have not been reported yet."
So far this year Tulsa has had three deaths related to the flu. Statewide, Oklahoma has had eight deaths.
The number of hospitalizations continue to rise in the state because of the flu. Dougherty says 139 additional people have been hospitalized this week throughout the state.
Since September, Tulsa has had 162 people hospitalized because of the flu.
Whether or not flu cases will continue to rise is still up in the air.
"It's very possible we could continue to see an upward trend because we typically don't peak until January or February," Dougherty says.
Flu shots are still available throughout the state.
"It's the best way to prevent the flu," Dougherty says.