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
- 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.