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TN Department of Health confirms 11th pediatric death from flu

Published: Jan. 6, 2020 at 5:29 PM EST
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The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed that 11 children have died from the flu this season.

Officials said three deaths in Middle and six deaths in East Tennessee and two deaths were confirmed in West Tennessee,

TDH reported more than 41,000 people in Tennessee have tested positive for the flu.

Only one pediatric flu death was reported during the 2018-2019 flu season, according to TDH officials.

TDH officials remind residents that the flu vaccine is free at most local health departments. They encourage people to stay at home when sick, cough or sneeze into a sleeve and practice good hand hygiene.

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