North Carolina flu deaths top 90

Ninety people have now died from the flu North Carolina this season, the state announced in new numbers Thursday. 26 of those deaths were reported last week alone.

The latest state numbers shows 72 of the 90 deaths were in those aged 65 or older. In South Carolina, 11 individuals have died as a result of the flu. All were elderly.

Both states report the number of new cases last week has dropped compared to previous weeks but the spread of the flu remains "widespread."

Seasonal flu symptoms include: fever, headaches, body aches, cough or sore throat, stuffy or runny nose, chills, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

State data is delayed by several days in order to confirm data and calculate statewide totals.

Continuing Coverage: Flu Season
> January 8: North Carolina flu deaths climbs to 54
> December 31: Charlotte area hospitals banning kid visitors over flu concerns
> December 19: Tamiflu Shortage Putting Certain Groups at Risk
> December 8: Flu Season the Worst Year Yet?
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