First DE Flu Deaths in Sussex County

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Two Sussex County residents have died from complications of the flu.  Public Health officials report a 68 year old woman with influenza A and a 65 year old man infected with influenza B died this week – both also had underlying heath conditions.  So far this flu season, there have been 1083 laboratory-confirmed cases of the flu in Delaware – the actual number of cases statewide is likely much higher as not everyone with the flu seeks treatment.  There have been 65 people hospitalized with flu-like symptoms since the start of the flu season on October 1st.  The last weekly report released at the end of December has the flu widespread throughout Delaware.