As the number of swine flu cases increases throughout the state, Ottawa County health officials say residents should not delay in being tested for flu virus if they show symptoms of the flu.

“Particularly if you have a fever over 101-degrees,” said Kim Williams with the  Ottawa County Health Department.

Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases of H1N1 virus jumped to 43, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Fifty-eight percent of the confirmed cases involve children 18 years old or younger.

Health officials say the age range is between 11-months and 61-years.

In addition to a number of practicing physicians in Ottawa County, Miami also has a community health clinic and the newest medical services - Integris Express Care - next to Osborn Drug at 21 W. Central.

Integris Express Care is open Monday though Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon and on Sunday from 1-5 p.m.

For an appointment, contact the clinic at 542-3900.