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8 deaths attributed to flu in DE so far this season

8 deaths attributed to flu in DE so far this season

VideoAuthorities are urging vaccinations after more than 6,000 Australians were diagnosed with the flu in December.

Three more people in DE have died from the flu.

A Health Department spokeswoman said yesterday the number of notified flu cases this year was almost double that for the same time last year but still much lower than the number of reported during the winter season.

1,810 cases have been reported so far this season... Tulsa County reports four flu-related deaths and 134 hospitalizations.

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Walk-in flu clinics are still being offered in the Eastern Health region as flu season continues.

"It's very hard to compare, because last season we had a peak in February, and that's hard to compare the two".

In total, 117 serious cases of flu have been registered, with 112 patients placed in intensive care.

Correction: An earlier version of this story mistated the number of people who have died from the flu in Sussex County this season.