Sat. Jul 11th, 2020

L.A. County Reports First Flu Death Of The Season

With the flu season just beginning, Los Angeles County has experienced it’s first flu fatality, Los Angeles County public health officials announced Thursday.


According to county health officials, the patient was an “elderly resident with underlying health conditions.”


The county is coming off one of the worst years for flu deaths since record-keeping began. In the 20017-18 flu season, there were 278 flu deaths in Los Angeles County.

“We extend our condolences to the family for their loss,” Dr. Muntu Davis, the county’s health officer, said in a statement. “This is a sad reminder that the flu can be a serious illness, especially for the elderly, young children and people with weakened immune systems.


“I would like to remind everyone that even if you’re healthy, you can still get seriously sick from the flu and spread the illness to others. Immunization is the best method to protect yourself and reduce the likelihood of spreading flu to others in your community.”

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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