10th flu-related death in Travis County

As of Friday Jan. 17, there have been 10 flu-related deaths in Austin.

The current flu season has taken the lives of six people under the age of 60. Three of them were older than 60, and one of the victims was pregnant.

As of yet, no flu deaths have been reported in Williamson County, according to the health department there.

The latest numbers show six of the deaths took place in December and the others occurred in January.

Texas is among 20 states reporting high flu activity. As of Wednesday, the county health department said they had reports of 58 patients with flu-like symptoms being treated in intensive care units at six area hospitals.

Doctors are now pushing for anyone older than six months to get a flu vaccine.


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