A total of 49 local influenza deaths have been reported this season compared to 17 at this time last year.
A total of 555 cases were reported last week, surpassing the 474 cases reported the week ending Jan. 7, 2017.
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.
An 83-year-old man and an 89-year-old woman died in December from influenza-related complications. Both had underlying medical conditions.
Six cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, have been confirmed at San Pasqual High School in the Escondido Union High School District. This is the first cluster of cases at a school in San Diego County during this academic year.
A 73-year-old woman died of complications due to influenza and is the first local, flu-related death reported this season.