WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina health officials say the death toll from flu-related illness this season has reached 362.
The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday that four deaths were reported for the week that ended April 7, one week after the recognized end to the 2017-18 season. In addition to the four deaths, officials reported 10 more deaths from previous weeks were related to the flu.
Of the 14 deaths, 12 victims were age 65 and older. Two were between the ages of 25 and 49.
For the season, there have been 269 deaths among people 65 and older. There have been 64 deaths among ages 50 to 64 and 18 deaths among ages 25 to 49.