North Carolina health officials report 15 new flu deaths

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Syringes of the influenza vaccine (Photo: Kimberly Nagle / USAF)

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina health officials say 11 more people died of complications from the flu last week, including a victim between the ages of 5 and 17 years old.

Combined with four additional deaths from previous weeks, the death toll for the 2019-2020 season has reached 90.

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That compared with 85 deaths for the same period in the 2018-2019 season.

Of the 90 deaths, 54 were aged 65 or older, 22 were ages 50 to 64, 11 were ages 25 to 49, two were between ages 5 to 17, and one death involved someone no older than 4.