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The 2017-18 flu season continues to take a toll in Dallas-Fort Worth, and officials say it’s too soon to know whether the worst is over. In North Texas, several counties have seen flu deaths. Below are the most up-to-date numbers:
Dallas County: 62
- Two deaths were reported Friday in Dallas County, bringing the season’s toll to 62.
- That’s more than three times the 17 flu-related deaths reported in the entire 2016-17 season, health officials said.
- The most recent victims were 90 and 98-years-old and both were Dallas residents, officials said.
Collin County: 14
- Collin County had reported 14 flu deaths as of Wednesday. All the victims were adults, chief epidemiologist Jawaid Asghar said.
Tarrant County: 24
- Tarrant County reported 24 flu deaths as of Wednesday. All of the victims were adults, a health department spokesman said.
Denton County: 7
- The sixth and seventh flu-related deaths were reported in Denton County on Wednesday, according to KXAS-TV (NBC5).
Parker County: 1
- One flu death has been reported in Parker County as of Wednesday, according to KXAS-TV (NBC5).
Texas totals: 2,902