TARRANT COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) — Health officials in Texas have reported that a second child has died from the flu in Tarrant County.
The child’s identity has not been released but officials said the child was four years old and didn’t have any underlying health conditions. Officials also said the child had not received the flu vaccine.READ MORE: Residents Battle Summer Heat As DFW Sees 100 Degrees Sunday
Health officials told CBS 11 that in their next flu report, which hasn’t been released yet, they’ve noticed visits to emergency departments for the flu have now topped last season’s worst week.READ MORE: Man Fatally Shot While Meeting To Fight Suspect At Park In Arlington, Police Say
Officials said cases of type A flu have increased from 20 percent to 40 percent. This generally affects a broad group of people of all ages.MORE NEWS: Texas House Members Urge Gov. Abbott To Reverse Ban On Mask Mandates In Public Schools
Tarrant County had gone several years without a flu-related death before this year’s two.