Dallas County Reports First Flu Death of the Season

Dallas County health officials have confirmed the county's first flu-related death of the season Friday.

The victim was a 98-year-old Dallas resident, according to Dallas County Health and Human Services.

Due to medical confidentiality and personal privacy reasons, no other identifying information was released.

No other flu-related deaths have been reported so far this season in North Texas.

DCHHS Medical Director Dr. Christopher Perkins said in a press release that there have been 96 hospitalizations for flu-related illnesses this week.

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