RALEIGH, NC (WITN) - There have been a half dozen new flu deaths as state health officials say flu activity is widespread across the state.
The Department of Health & Human Services says so far 35 people have died this season. Most of those deaths were from people 65 years of age or older.
We are now approaching the peak of the flu season, according to DHHS.
"Flu will be circulating, and infection rates will likely remain high at least for the next several weeks," said State Epidemiologist Zack Moore, MD, MPH. "Getting vaccinated now is the best way to protect yourself and those you come in contact with."
During the last flu season, nearly 400 people died.