Delaware Division of Public Health announces first flu-related deaths of the season

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Delaware Division of Public Health announces first flu-related deaths of the season

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The Delaware Division of Public Health announced the first two flu-related deaths of the 2019-2020 season on Tuesday.

We’re told that a 68-year-old woman infected with influenza A, and a 65-year-old man infected with influenza B both passed away this week. Both were Sussex County residents and both had underlying health conditions.

As of December 28, DPH says there have been 1,083 lab-confirmed cases of the flu in Delaware. In addition, 65 people have been hospitalized with flu-like symptoms since the start of flu season.

Officials say it is not too late to get your flu vaccine if you have not already. Those who are sick are reminded to stay home from work, school, and other gatherings and not return until they have been fever-free for at least 24 hours.

For more information about the flu, you can call DPH at 1-800-282-8672, or click here.

Courtesy: WMDT