5 new flu deaths reported in NC; 149 for the season, NCDHHS says

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Five people died from the flu in North Carolina during the week ending March 21, according to state health officials.

That is an increase from the two people who died the week before. The number of deaths has generally declined since a season-high 18 people died in the week ending Feb. 22, according to date from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

There have been 149 flu deaths since the season began on Sept. 29, 2019.

Meanwhile, this week also saw North Carolina experience its first deaths due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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