Five flu-related deaths this season in Monroe County

The Monroe County Health Department reports the number of flu-related deaths this season has risen to five. (SBG file photo)

Monroe County, N.Y. - Five people have died because of the flu this season in Monroe County.

As of January 13, 2018, there have been 1,323 confirmed flu cases and 378 hospitalizations.

Last week, the Monroe County Health Department cited three people had died due to the flu.

The five people who have died are 50-years-old or older.

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