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Report: 20 dead from flu in Tri-Cities area

Report: 20 dead from flu in Tri-Cities area

TRI-CITIES, Wash. - Health leaders say 20 people in Benton and Franklin counties have died from the flu this season.

An report released Thursday from the Benton-Franklin Health District said two more people have died from influenza complications, totaling 20 flu deaths since mid-December.

Health leaders said the most recent victims were a woman in her 60s and a man in his 70s. Both were from Benton County.

Both people were also at an increased risk due to underlying health conditions, according to the health district.

Health officials say flu activity remains high in the area. Anyone in need of information regarding flu prevention and treatment can visit the Centers for Disease Control website.

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