NC reports 1 new flu death, 138 for season

North Carolina news

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – North Carolina health officials reported one new flu death on Thursday – a drop from the previous weeks.

On February 22, the state reported its second week in a row of 17 flu-related deaths. Since, the number of deaths has dropped week-to-week.

Thursday’s announcement comes as the state is dealing with more than 100 cases of coronavirus.

Flu Symptoms Include:

  • A fever of 100.4F/38C degrees or higher or feeling feverish (not everyone with the flu has a fever)
  • A cough and/or sore throat
  • A runny or stuffy nose
  • Headaches and/or body aches
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea (most common in children)

“The first and most important step in protecting you and your family from the flu virus is to get a flu vaccine each year,” The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services said.

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