GALVESTON, Texas - Health officials on Wednesday reported a second flu-related death this season in Galveston County.
Officials said a 48-year-old woman who was suffering from a pre-existing illness died in late January after contracting the flu.
A 61-year-old woman in Galveston County, who was also suffering from a pre-existing illness, died in mid-January after getting the flu, officials said. This was the county’s first flu-related death since 2014, officials said.
More than 3,500 confirmed cases of the flu have been reported in Galveston County this season, according to officials.