December 29, 2019–4:37 p.m.
GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Seven people have now died from the flu in Georgia, according to the latest report from the state department of public health.
Those numbers include the one death reported during the latest report which is from December 15 through the 21.
It also states there were 52 metro-area flu-related hospitalizations during that week, bringing the total for the year to 387.
Public health officials remind the public that getting a flu shot is your best protection.
You can view the latest influenza report here.