CALGARY – Alberta Health Services says 62 deaths in the province this year have been linked to the flu.
The department has released a final report on the most recent flu season.
It says the number of flu-related fatalities is down from 90 deaths during the previous season.
Dr. Judy MacDonald says there were over 5,000 lab-confirmed cases of influenza A and B throughout Alberta.
She says about 27 per cent of people got a flu shot this year, down slightly from 2015.
MacDonald says the flu season came late and lasted longer than expected.