RALEIGH, N.C. — The flu season appears to be ramping up in North Carolina. Six deaths associated with the virus reported statewide last week, bringing our total flu deaths this season to 41.
This comes on top of 11 deaths the week prior.
Twenty-four of the deaths were people age 65 or older, with another eight between ages 50 and 64. One child between ages 5 and 17 died of the flu two weeks ago, and the remaining eight deaths were people ages 25 to 49.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends flu vaccinations for everyone 6 months of age and older.