RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina health officials say four more people have died from flu-related illness.
A Randolph County Health Department spokesperson told WFMY News 2 a senior adult was among the people who died in the last week. It's unclear if that person had a flu shot this season.
The numbers released Thursday come one week after the previous report showed no one died in the state. For the season, the death toll from flu-related illnesses in North Carolina is at 96. The season began last October.
Of the 34 deaths so far, the state knows the shot status of 26 of the victims. 24 of them did not get the shot. For the 2 that did, the state is looking into if timing of the shot may have played a role.