December 15, 2016 3:21 pm
Updated: December 16, 2016 7:41 pm

Alberta records 2nd flu death of 2016-17 season

WATCH ABOVE: Another deadly case of flu in Alberta has officials once again reminding people to roll up their sleeves. So far two people have died, and Alberta Health Services say that number is likely to climb. Global’s Jenna Freeman reports.


Alberta has recorded its second flu-related death of the 2016-17 season.

On Thursday, Alberta Health Services (AHS) released its weekly report on the province’s influenza statistics. The data showed one flu-related death had occurred in Alberta’s South Zone.

AHS was unable to provide further details due to privacy concerns.

The first death was reported in Calgary two weeks ago, in the report released on Dec. 1.

READ MORE: Alberta reports 1st flu death of 2016-17 season in Calgary

So far this season there have been 756 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza A, 18 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza B, and 189 Albertans admitted to hospital.

Over a million Albertans have received flu shots.


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