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Increasing numbers of police officers and civilian law enforcement staff are getting sick as the number of coronavirus cases explodes across the U.S.
North Carolina health officials are reporting 11 additional deaths from complications of the flu.
The coronavirus has infected more than 100,000 people worldwide. With all of the news of event cancellations, empty flights and health precautions (wash your hands!), it's natural that people may get a little anxious every time they feel a tickle in their throat or the beginnings of a bad cough.
As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided a grim reminder of the toll that the flu has taken on Americans.
Health officials in North Carolina say the death toll from flu-related symptoms during the current season has risen to 127.
The NC Department of Health and Human Services reports 15 flu deaths in the past week.
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.
The first child under five years old died from flu-related complications in North Carolina last week.
While coronavirus is getting much of the nation’s attention, doctors in the United States say the country should be much more concerned about the flu.