Flu deaths increasing in North Carolina

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The total number of cases of flu confirmed by laboratory testing has reached 117 in Greece so far, of which 112 were treated in an ICU and 20 had had the flu vaccine.

Four more deaths from flu, including one in Tulsa County, are reported in Oklahoma in the past week. More than 200 people have been hospitalized for the flu.

For the same time period in the 2017-18 flu season, there were 130 deaths.

But some workplaces have been reporting an unseasonal spate of staff calling in sick with flu-like illnesses, after a relatively mild season last winter. And although a cold can be a nuisance, you usually feel much worse with the flu.

"The majority of cases have been reported in the Perth metropolitan area, but regional areas are also experiencing higher-than-normal influenza activity", she said.

Public health officials are reporting three more flu-related deaths in DE, bringing the total for the current flu season to eight.

The Tennessee Department of Health reports that Knoxville and Knox County has 11.8% of patients visiting clinics with influenza.

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