(The 2nd flu related death in Imperial County)….It was reported by the Imperial County Public Health Department.
They announced Thursday the 2nd flu related death of the 2018-19 season. The individual was in the 50-59 age range. Laboratory testing was positive for the influenza A virus. It is unknown if the individual had received a flu shot. The first death of the season was reported in November. That was an individual 9in the 60-69 age range with multiple underlying issues. According to hospital records, that individual had not received a flu shot this flu season. Last flu season there were seven flu related deaths in Imperial County