RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A child 4 years old or younger and two other young people are listed among the latest flu victims in North Carolina.
The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services reported Thursday that for the first time this year, a child who was 4 or younger died from a flu-related illness last week. Also among the dead was a child between 5 and 17 as well as a young person between 18 and 24, raising the death toll for the season to 119.
So far, 73 of the victims were ages 65 or older.
According to the department, 11 people died from the flu last week, and 10 more victims were added to the list from previous observations.
At the same time last season, there were 263 flu-related deaths.