Six people have now died from the flu in Monroe County this season — that’s four more deaths since the previous report.
The report from the county health department shows all the deaths have been among patients over the age of 50. So far this flu season, there have been 2,436 confirmed cases of the flu.
The report also shows a spike in hospitalizations for the flu among people age 70 and above.
The data from the report runs through February 23.