Five flu-associated deaths have been reported in Lancaster County this flu season, including three people over 65 and two people in their 50s. No child deaths have been reported.
Only pediatric deaths are required to be reported, so the adult numbers are not always complete, according to Tim Timmons with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department.
In the latest report for flu activity, the number of doctors' visits in Lancaster County declined while hospital admissions increased.
Positive test results for the flu in Lancaster County were 19 percent for the week ending Jan. 5, a decline from 25 percent the previous week, according health department.