2 new flu deaths reported in Clark County


The Southern Nevada Health District says two more people have died over the past week from the flu.

One person was between the ages of 50 to 64, another person was in the 65 years or older category.

Nationwide, 84 children have died from the flu since this season began in October.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the newest numbers today.

In the weekly surveillance report, 22 deaths were added to the flu-related statistics involving children.

In three out of four deaths, the children had not received a flu vaccine.

More than half of kids who got a flu vaccine this season have avoided the illness.

According to the CDC, flu activity is still high, but there was not a significant increase from last week.

However, it is still too early to say if the season has peaked.

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