Delaware Public Media

First State reports additional flu deaths

Feb 11, 2020

Three more flu deaths have been confirmed in Delaware.

The First State has now seen seven flu-related deaths this season, as of February 1.

The three most recent deaths include a 71-year-old New Castle County woman, a 95-year-old Kent County man and a 96-year-old Sussex County woman.

All three had underlying health issues, as did the first four who died from the flu this season.

Flu cases are also up. 

State health officials report about 1500 more confirmed flu cases than this time last year.  The total number of laboratory-confirmed influenza cases so far this flu season is at 3,592, with 197 people requiring hospitalized.