A second child in Wisconsin has now died from the flu this season as the Wisconsin Department of Health Services says more than 100 people were admitted to hospitals around the state on Thursday alone.
The identity of the child who died was not released but the DHS says they were from the southern region of Wisconsin.
So far this flu season (Oct 1-present), two children in Wisconsin have died from the flu. The flu also being blamed for more than 500 hospitalizations across Wisconsin just this week.
During an update on flu vaccinations last week, the Milwaukee Health Department said only about 30% of people have gotten a flu shot this season, well below the targeted number of 70%.
While flu cases spike, concerns over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) still grip much of the world. China has reported another sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new virus, as the death toll neared 1,400.
The National Health Commission said Friday that 121 more people had died and there were 5,090 new confirmed cases. The number of reported cases has been rising more quickly after the hardest hit province changed the way it is counting them Thursday.
There are now 63,851 confirmed cases in mainland China, of which 1,380 have died.