Seven more San Diegans have died from influenza-related complications, bringing this season’s total to 21.
Six additional flu-related deaths were reported in San Diego last week and influenza activity continues to be widespread, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced today.
For the past two months, the number of local lab-confirmed flu cases has been steadily increasing week to week, the County Health and Human Services Agency reported today.
An 83-year-old man and an 89-year-old woman died in December from influenza-related complications. Both had underlying medical conditions.
Flu activity typically starts to increase during the holidays. That’s why County health officials are encouraging people to get vaccinated now.