BALTIMORE (WJZ) — While the focus in recent weeks has been on the coronavirus, dozens of Marylanders have died from influenza-related illnesses this flu season.
The latest report from the Maryland Department of Health shows 45 adults and five children have died since the flu season began in October.
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Statewide, 3,625 people have been hospitalized due to the flu since October, with more than one-third of them being aged 65 or older.
Forty-two of the hospitalizations happened during the second week of March, the last week for which data was available.