Number of Flu Related Deaths in Monroe Co. Continues to Rise

The number of flu related deaths in Monroe County continues to rise.

The Monroe Co. Health Department says as of March 9th, ten people have died as a result of the flu.

According to the latest monitoring data, three of the fatalities were people in the 50-to-64 year old range. The remaining deaths were in people 65 or older.

There has been over 3,300 lab-confirmed cases of the flu this season -- with over 500 of those who came down with the flu needing to be hospitalized.

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