First San Diego County flu death reported this season in man who also had COVID-19


Last updated 2/3/2021 at 2:18pm

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A 65-year-old man from East County is the first influenza death reported in San Diego County this season, the county Health and Human Services Agency announced Wednesday.

The man, who was also diagnosed with the coronavirus, died Jan. 13, had underlying medical conditions and had been vaccinated against influenza.

"Influenza deaths are very unfortunate, but they do occur every flu season," said Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county public health officer. "While influenza activity has been very low this season, San Diegans should get vaccinated against the flu to prevent getting inf...

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