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2 confirmed flu deaths in Tyler, number of flu-related cases on the rise

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POSTED: Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 4:51pm

UPDATED: Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 6:56pm

This flu season, there have been two confirmed deaths in Tyler as a result of the contagious virus. Two individuals have died after contracting the flu, one at ETMC and another at Trinity Mother Frances.

Flu numbers for ETMC Tyler:

  • Week of December 8, 2013 - 20 patients tested positive for the flu.
     
  • Week of December 14, 2013 - 46 patients tested positive for the flu.
     
  • Week of December 22, 2013 - 59 patients tested positive for the flu and one tested positive for H1N1.
     
  • Week of December 30, 2013 - 42 patients tested positive for the flu and one person died.

Flu numbers for Trinity Mother Frances in Tyler:

  • 57 patients tested positive for the flu.
     
  • Nine were admitted to the hospital.
     
  • One person has died.
     
  • 98.6 percent of cases at TMF have been flu-related.

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