Dallas County Health and Human Services confirms Friday nine more flu-related deaths have been reported.
Prior to the latest news, the county had recorded 17 flu-related deaths. That total now stands at 26. Dallas County's latest report covers flu cases reported since mid-September.
Patient information has not yet been released.
The Texas Department of State Health Services on Thursday unveiled a 30-second public service announcement featuring Texas first lady Anita Perry urging people to get flu shots. This year's vaccine includes protection against H1N1, commonly known as swine flu.