- Associated Press - Thursday, May 12, 2016

DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state Division of Public Health has announced that three more people have died of flu-related complications.

This brings the total to six flu-related deaths during the 2015-2016 flu season. The DPH says the flu season is ongoing, so the number can still rise.

The deaths include two New Castle residents - a 69-year-old woman with swine flu and a 54-year-old man with influenza B - and a 42-year-old Sussex County woman.

All had pre-existing health conditions that made them more vulnerable to complications. The DPH says there was no evidence of any of them receiving a flu vaccine.

So far, there have been 2,064 lab-confirmed cases of influenza in Delaware.

Last year’s flu season saw 28 flu-related deaths.



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