Flu

A nurse administers a flu shot at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton, Illinois, on Oct. 12, 2017. 

RALEIGH, N.C.

State health officials say 10 people have died of the flu in North Carolina for the 2018-2019 season so far.

The N.C. Division of Public Health reports one person has died in five of the 12 week of the season, which began Oct. 1 and runs through March 31.

Officials say eight of the 10 victims were aged 65 and older. The other two were in the 25-to-49 age group.

For the same period last season, there were 15 deaths. The season ended with 391 deaths, which set a modern day record.

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