Dallas, Tarrant Counties Report Six More Flu Deaths

Total number of flu-related deaths this season climbs to 77

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Six new flu-related deaths are being reported in Tarrant and Dallas counties Friday.

In Dallas County, four new flu-related deaths were reported, bring the total for the county to 47. Tarrant County health officials reported two more deaths, bringing their total to 10 for the season.

Age, gender and vaccination status of the patients has not yet been released by the counties for the most recent cases.

In all, 77 flu deaths have now been reported across North Texas, including nine in Collin County, eight in Denton County and one each Hunt, Hood and Wise counties.

Compared to last week, Tarrant County health officials said influenza cases over the previous week.  Dallas County was expected to release more information later in the day Friday.

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