The Tarrant County Health Department confirms Friday five additional flu-related deaths have been reported in the county.
The latest deaths bring the North Texas total number of deaths to 57 after Dallas County also declared two flu-related deaths Friday.
There have been 40 reported deaths in Dallas County, eight in Tarrant County, six in Collin County and three in Denton County.
Details about the patients has not been disclosed.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the flu season nationwide is far worse than what they saw last year at this time.
Last year, 12 states had widespread cases, but this year the flu is widespread throughout the continental United States including Alaska. Hawaii is the only state without widespread flu, through the latest data from the CDC for the week ending Jan. 6.
More than 400 people have died from the flu around the country.