Clark County sees first death of flu season

November 11, 2019

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Health officials in Clark County say the region has seen its first death of the flu season.

The Southern Nevada Health District reports that the flu-related death occurred between Oct. 27 and Nov. 2.

The person who died was over the age of 65.

It occurred during a week when there were more than 60 hospitalizations from the flu or flu-related illness.

The number of cases are already outpacing last year’s.

County health officials say there were only a dozen cases of the flu reported around the same time in 2018 — five weeks into the flu season.

A Southern Nevada Health District official says it’s still too early to predict how bad the flu season could get.