Saturday 28 Mar 2020


N.C. Officials Announce 1st Flu-Related Death Of Season

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina health officials say they’ve received the first report of a flu-related death of this season.

Officials with the state Department of Health and Human Services say an adult living in the central part of North Carolina died of flu-related causes in the first week of October. They released no other details about the person who died.

During the last flu season, 208 flu deaths were reported in North Carolina, down from 391 deaths during the 2017-18 flu season. Of those 208 deaths, 133 were people age 65 and older and five were under the age of 18.

In North Carolina, flu infections are most common from late fall to early spring with activity usually peaking in January or February.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Leave a Comment

GoldsboroDailyNews.com welcomes and encourages all our users to contribute and voice their opinions. We do not discriminate against any political or ideological views. In order to maintain a civil discussion, the following guidelines will be adhered to:

1.Profanity is not allowed. Comments containing anything that is deemed profane may be deleted entirely.
2.Hate speech will not be tolerated. Comments against a person based on their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, etc. may be deleted entirely.
3.Threats will not be tolerated. Comments threatening harm or violence to a person or persons may be deleted entirely.

Goldsboro Daily News staff reserves the right to approve, edit, or delete any comments as they see fit based upon these guidelines. User-submit views and comments do not necessary reflect the views and opinions of staff and management of GoldsboroDailyNews.com.

TO OUR CUSTOMERS AND LISTENERS;

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation our Business Office and Studios are closed to the general public.  Our staff is committed to keeping you updated on this on-going crisis but we will be working remotely.  Should you need immediate attention, please call 919-736-1150 and press Option 6 to reach an on-call representative.

For complete coverage of the Coronavirus, please listen to any of these Curtis Media Group local stations:

WGBR - 1150 AM & 98.3 FM
WFMC - 730 AM & 105.7 FM
WZKT - 97.7 FM Katie Country
WSSG - 1300 AM & 92.7 FM - 92.7 JAMZ
WWMC - 1010 AM & 92.9 FM