1st flu deaths reported in Delaware

The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services confirmed the first flu-related deaths of the 2019-20 season Jan. 7.

Health officials said a 68-year-old woman with influenza A and a 65-year-old man with influenza B both died this week. The department did not disclose whether the patients received a flu shot but noted both had underlying health conditions.

As of Dec. 28, 1,083 flu cases have occurred in Delaware, up from the 681 cases seen at this time last year.

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