RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- State health officials say five more people died last week from flu-related illnesses in North Carolina, bringing the total this season to 33 statewide.
The statewide figure runs through Jan. 18 and includes one previously unreported death from an earlier week. It also includes the death of one child, but not that of an Alamance County child whose death was reported Wednesday.
Fifteen people ages 25 to 49 have died of the flu in North Carolina, along with nine between ages 50 and 64. Eight people age 65 or older also have died.
The state began counting flu deaths in October. The flu season typically peaks in January and February.
11 more flu deaths reported in South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina health officials say 11 additional people died from the flu in the state last week.
The Department of Health and Environmental Control said 41 people have died from the flu in the state through Monday, when the most recent reporting period ended.
All but four of the deaths have been in adults, with 16 flu deaths reported this season in people between ages 50 and 64.
More than 1,200 people have been hospitalized with the flu and a total of 24,000 cases have been reported in South Carolina since the flu season began at the end of September.