Sixth Flu-Related Death Reported in Dallas County This Season

The flu is spreading, and we're still a month away from peak season. According to the CDC, three dozen states are reporting widespread outbreaks, and at least seven states have reported flu-related deaths, including Texas.

(Published Monday, Jan. 1, 2018)

Dallas County health officials confirmed Tuesday that another person has died from the flu.

Six flu-related deaths have been reported so far this season in Dallas County, according to Dallas County Health and Human Services.

The most recent victim was a 60-year-old Dallas resident.

Additional identifying information is not provided by the health department.

Texas has the most flu activity across the country, according to a new report released last week by Walgreens.

The report tracks retail prescription data for antiviral medications used to treat influenza across Walgrees locations nationwide.